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CANADA: We ship many 
orders to Canada every- year. 
There is a simple procedure 
which all Canadians must 
follow, however, in order to 
import Iris or other plant 
material. Make out the list of 
items wanted, state name and 
address of firm you are order- 
ing from and send it to the 
Plant Import Division of your 
Department of Agriculture at 
Ottawa. They in turn will send 
you a permit number and 
labels. Then send your order, 
including the permit label, to 
us in the usual way. 

Capers superimposed on a 
scene of our four-acre display 
garden. Pauline Cooley in the 

BACK COVER: Another 
scene at Cooley's with Chin- 



The fmnnfal Supreme J 

Color? Why, these new kinds offer the most exciting color range of any flower that grows. There 
are luscious pinks, great blooms of solid golden yellow, Jersey creams, blues of the sky and of deep 
waters, soft tans and chocolate-browns, henna-reds and richest burgundies — and there are whites 
as clean as freshly fallen snow, sparkling coppers and melting shades of apricot. Some come in marbled 
patterns, others are delicately stitched or sanded. Some are ruffled, others are smartly tailored. Many 
are gigantic in size — 7 inches in diameter! There are tall ones, short ones, and a host of average height. 
You can have them early, mid-season and late. Yes, the Iris is truly the perennial supreme . . . and 
so easy to grow! 

New Iris for 1961 pt: 

Pages 4,5 and 6 

BRILLIANT STAR (Hall, 1961) Each $25.00 

As Golden Garland was a progenitor of Golden Years, so Frost 
and Flame brought into being a race for larger, more fully 
formed and flashingly red-bearded whites. True, there are many 
now being introduced. Some of them are lacking in vigor, how- 
ever, and others have poor substance. We have bloomed this 
one for three seasons and regard it as the finest red-bearded 
white we have grown or seen. It is very broad petaled, full 
and rather rounded but not drooping, beautifully branched and 
very large. Since it is a 1958 seedling the number of plants is 
rather limited. Quite early, 36 inches. See page 2. No. 58-40. 

CAYENNE CAPERS (Gibson, 1961) Each $25.00 

Shown on the front cover of this catalog in precise and accurate 
detail. Vivid and flashing with the sunshine on it or through 
it . . . glowing and alive on a cloudy day or in pouring rain. 
For rich, intense color in a plicata, this red-hot eye-catcher has 
no parallel. Dominant color is fiery burgundy to red pepper but 
a minor area on the falls is lit with cream. Beard is orange- 
bronze. H. C. AIS, 1960. 3 feet tall. 

HENNA STITCHES (Gibson, 1961) Each $20.00 

Well illustrated at right, a very bright combination of 
frosty white and gleaming henna-copper. The petals 
are gracefully flounced and ruffled. A feature which 
enlivens this new plicata is the metallic gleam of the 
reddish copper margins and style-arms, although this 
brilliance is not entirely evident in our picture. Beard is dusty 
old gold, lightly tipped magenta. Hafts and base of standards 
are blended gold. Here is a dazzling beauty with fragrant, spicy 
odor. 36 inches. No. 51-5D. 

SHIPMENTS will begin July 1st and continue through the summer and 
early fall. During July and August we will ship constantly in the sequence 
received. Your success is assured if planted any time during this period 
but early ordering is advisable to avoid stock being sold short. 

TRANSPORTATION is by prepaid parcel post or express. 

TERMS are cash with the order, either check, draft or money order. 
We do not advise the enclosure of currency with your order. No C.O.D. 
shipments — this adds to cost and involves red tape for you and for us. 

WE GUARANTEE all plants to be true to name, top quality and size, 
free from insect pests and disease, and to reach you in a live and healthy 
condition. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied, please notify 
us promptly. 



GOLDEN YEARS (Hall, 1961) Each $20.00 

When Golden Garland appeared in 1953, Dave Hall 
seized upon it at once as a forerunner of "things to 
come" in combinations of lacy white fringed with gold. 
In the past few years a vast number of the offspring 
from this great Iris have come into flower amongst his 
seedlings. The one selected as most outstanding was 
given the name of "Golden Years" in fond recognition 
of the era into which Mr. Hall's long association with 
Iris is now fitted. The depth of rich golden yellow in 
the standards and on the fringed falls is not ample in 
our illustration nor is the clean, sharp contrast of color 
adequate. So many have seen and heard about this Iris 
that we already have many standing orders for it. 35 
inches. No. 57-50. 


HAWAIIAN BREEZE (Hall, 1961) Each $20.00 

A delicately colored flower that is neither pink nor 
mauve, but is from pink breeding and could be called 
a pink blend. It is so different from others of this series, 
so enchanting in its pastel shadings and so excitingly 
unique with its decidedly pink beard! Large, well formed 
and nicely branched. 3 feet. No. 56-118. 



ROSE FLAME (Hall, 1961) Each $20.00 

A brilliant pinkish self with an underlying cerise glow 
and a cherry-red beard. This Iris has a quality, texture 
and color fluctuations akin to that of changeable silk — 
difficult indeed to describe. The term "carrying power" 
is often employed to indicate color strength of a garden 
flower . . . here it really does exist in quantity and 
running over! Closed conical standards and very broad, 
flaring falls combine to create this most alluring depar- 
ture from the familiar pattern of pinks. 36 inches, well 
branched. No. 56-122. 

"/ have grown Iris lor many years but have never seen such nice looking 
Iris shipped as I received from you." 

MRS. SAMUEL T. ALLEN, Sapulpa, Oklahoma 

"I chose my order from your shopping center list. The Iris arrived this 
morning and I am happily surprised at the fine rhizomes." 

MRS. JOEL U. YANKEE, Muskogee, Oklahoma 


BUCKEROO (Kleinsorge, 1961) Each $25.00 

An Iris of gigantic proportions, which in both color and 
form brings to mind the great rodeo spectacles of the Far 
West. This is a seedling of Toast an' Honey; larger, lighter 
in color and with more horizontal falls. These are almost as 
large as a small dinner plate, very wide and almost flat. Color 
is light cocoa-brown with just a hint of violet in the center. 
Big foliage and heavy stalks are in keeping with the stout- 
hearted air of this flower. No. 470. 

BLUE SPINEL (Gibson, 1961) Each $20.00 

In our 33 years of introducing new Iris we have placed in 
commerce only three blues — Great Lakes was one and it 
went on to win the Dykes Medal. Bluebeard and Royal 
Violet are the other two. Why? Well, there are so many 
good ones available these days that the field is practically 
jam-packed. For this reason we pondered a full year before 
concluding that we had here a genuine gem of unsurpassed 
quality and color perfection. The huge, spreading blossoms 
will measure 8 inches in width, the substance is like leather 
and has an enamel-like finish. It is lighter than indigo but 
still a deep shade of blue. Giant foliage, heavy stalks and 
exceptionally free blooming. 3 feet tall. 

PINK MAGIC (Hall, 1961) Each $20.00 

This is a very large apple-blossom or blush-pink shading to 
a coppery pink tinge at the outer margins of both standards 
and falls. It is an Iris with superb form, the standards full 
and slightly crinkled, the falls wide and perfectly held. 
Stout stems, 34 inches in height. A great favorite of 
visitors in the Illinois garden of Mr. Hall as well as here JHjHj 
in our own trial beds. No. 57-27. 


DESERT THISTLE (Gibson, 1961) Each $25.00 9 

While Jim Gibson has become favorably known for his 
plicatas his breeding program in the field of pinks has been 
pursued with equal zeal and he is adding lace and fringes! 
This one is not pink but is a glowing, rosy mauve, or perhaps 
a captivating blend of lavender-rose, slightly blued, would 
better describe it. Tall, large and exciting, with wide 
standards and falls, finely laced. No. 58-5B. 

CANDLEFLAME (Hall, 1961) Each $20.00 

Gigantic ivory-cream self with a tangerine-orange beard 
which shades to almost white. There is a suggestion of 
greenish veining in the falls, not harsh nor conspicuous, but 
it does seem to impart a distinct cooling or freshening in- 
fluence to an otherwise warm-hued flower. Style arms are 
deeper ivory. Extremely broad, horizontally held falls and 
heavy 3-foot stems with good branching. This is a real 


"Received my Iris shipment last week and had the pleasure of putting in 
the largest Iris rhizomes I have ever seen. They were so heavy and in such 
perfect condition." 

MRS. W. R. FALLS, Lome Park, Canada 

"My Iris arrived in excellent condition, which has been true of all orders 
from Cooley's." 

MRS. T. E. HOFFMAN, Alexandria, Virginia 

"As with the first order I am thrilled with the type of roots you send out. 
Never saw Iris like them." 

MRS. RALPH E. TREVEY, Churubusco, Indiana 


FAIRY FABLE (Ernst, 1961) Each $25.00 

The first introduction originating here at Cooley's Gardens. 
Larry Ernst, having had access to all of the Iris in our entire 
collection, including the newest of the Hall seedlings, has 
produced some very high class things of his own. This one, 
resulting from Lynn Hall crossed with May Hall combines 
the best features of both parents. The shade of pink is about 
midway between these two. The falls possess great width, 
extra thick substance and are ruffled and waved at the 
margins. The heavy beard is deep tangerine-red. 36 inches. 
No. 1-57. 

"The Iris arrived in excellent condition and I am so delighted with the 
gift — / have grown Iris in Colorado which I ordered from you and all were 

LENA R. LAMBERT, Bensenville, Illinois 



"You are to be complimented on the size and condition of each rhizome. These 
icill add very much to my already large selection of Cooley Iris." 

MRS. FRED B. LEATHERS, Athens, Georgia 

"All were in top condition and are now planted. You have such fine stock and 
are always very generous." 

PAUL E. FOLKERS, Owatonna, Minnesota 

"It is truly exciting to open a box of Cooley Iris, they are always so wonderful. 
Thanks again for the very fine Iris I have received in past years." 

MRS. HARRY SHAVER, Herkimer, New York 


MAUVE MINK (Hall, 1961) Each $20.00 

You have seen this modern hue in some of the soft and 
lustrous fur stoles and wraps created to keep apace with 
today's fashion trends in color. This is pretty much a self — 
a bewitching shade of rosy lilac and a hint of blue — paling 
to an almost white area about the haft, in sharp contrast 
to the red-orange beard. Note the opulence of the ruffled 
standards and the breadth of the spreading falls. Flowers 
are large in size, produced on stout 3 -foot, well branched 
stalks. No. 56-14. 

LITTLE DOLLY (Hall, 1961) Each $15.00 

Out of the maze of pinks in the annual crop of new 
seedlings this very bright and intensely colored medium 
size flower stood out despite its short stature. Slender of 
stem, reaching a height of about 20 inches, it is loaded with 
flowers and lasts and lasts. This should find enthusiastic 
acceptance in Median Iris circles. Color plate is a good 
likeness but the beard is even more red than shown. No. 


BENGALI (Kleinsorge, 1961) Each $20.00 

A large, bright old rose-red self with amber to copper 
blendings about the haft and near the outer edges of the 
falls. The extra large standards have heavy mid-ribs which 
also carry this coppery suffusion plus a hint of green at 
the base. Beard is bright bronze-yellow. Note the flaring 
form and ruffling of the very broad falls. Luminous and 
bright although deeper in tone than our picture 
indicates. 3 feet. No. 469. 

"My order of Iris came in yesterday and I want to say they 
are the finest entire lot I've ever received from anyone." 

LAURA JANE ARNETTE, San Antonio. Texas 

"In the six years I have been ordering from you I have 
never seen such beautiful rhizomes." 

ELISABETH PETERS, Tucson, Arizona 



ITTb r * Y 

B B C E I V K D 

* APR 2 6 1961 * 

Awards of the American Iris Society 
following variety description are indicated 
thus: HM.— Honorable Mention; AM.— 
Award of Merit. 

ACCENT (Buss, '53) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Large, tall and vigorous variegata. The clean yellow standards con- 
trast most agreeably with the rose-red falls. Its bright color and huge 
size resulted in its having been selected as one of the five "Iris of the 
Year" for 1958. 36 inches. 

ADMIRAL NIMITZ (Graves, '48) Each 75c ; 3 for $2.00 

A spectacular white from a famous introducer. The crisp, firm flow- 
ers, with closely domed standards and semi-flaring falls, are large and 
very white; surmounted by a thick brilliant gold beard. This com- 
bination of color and form suggests a naval officer in white with rich 
gold shoulder ornaments. Fine spacing of flowers, a husky grower, 
36 to 42 inches in height. HM AIS, 1948. 

AGATINE (Schreiner, '59) Each $5.00 

A supremely smooth, trimly tailored, velvety red. It is one of the 
earliest reds to bloom, with Pacemaker and Argus Pheasant in its 
breeding background. 34 inches. 


AHOY (Tompkins, '57) Each $7.50 

Best described as a rosy toned cherry-red with a faint undertone of 
blue that adds to its brilliance and carrying power. Flowers are large, 
heavily substanced and have lovely flaring form. 36-inch, well branch- 
ed stems. Medium late. 

ALALOA (Gibson, '59) Each $7.50 

Lemon-yellow with a lighter area in the center of the falls. Remem- 
ber the old variety Elsa Sass? This is a somewhat similar color ar- 
rangement but the comparison is hardly adequate. Alaloa ("Little 
Song") is a huge blossom, very wide and full, the standards broad, 
domed and glistening. Falls flare and possess a heavy enamel-like tex- 
ture. It is a flower for foreground planting since its height is only 
about two feet. There is surely a definite place for plants of such 
stature and you will be thrilled with this one! 



AL BORAK (Deforest '52) Each $1.00 

A very large brown and copper-russet flower, having wide spreading falls with extremely 
wide hafts. A light brown garden effect in an Iris which many judges regard as absolutely 
perfect in form. Three feet in height, finely branched. HM AIS, 1953. 

ALICE LEMEN (Plough, '57) Each $10.00 

This big, lacy beauty hints of Truly Yours in form and size though it is of lighter and 
softer color tones and the two are not related. The giant flowers are heavily laced and 
fringed, on very tall stems. Falls are white, shaded Empire yellow at the haft; standards are 
solid Empire yellow and the beard is also yellow. HM AIS. 1960. 

ALLAGLOW (Tompkins, '58) Each $15.00 

A gigantic new Iris of bright sunburst-gold, blended bittersweet-orange, with an all-over 
flush of clear copper-yellow. The whole flower has a glistening gold dusted finish and a 
tiny flash of orchid at the tip of the chrome beard. Very broad petaled, with flaring, ruffled 
falls and wide domed standards. Late; 38 inches. HM AIS, 1958; AM, 1960. 

ALLEGIANCE (Cook, '58) Each $15.00 

This is certainly a masterpiece, from an Iris breeder whose skill has produced a long line 
of Iris of distinction and highest quality. The giant flowers are of deepest navy blue, over- 
laid with velvet, the standards are silky and lustrous. The beards are medium blue tipped 
lemon-chrome. Color is even and solid clear into the throat. 40 inches; late. HM AIS, 1958; 
AM, 1960. 

ALLINE ROGERS (Kleinsorge, '50) 

Each 75c 

The form of this flower resembles Cascade 
Splendor, one of its parents, but the color in- 
clines more to pink or rose, with just a sug- 
gestion of ashes of roses in its cast. There is 
considerable gold in the blending of color, 
especially near the haft. Style arms and beard 
are both golden yellow. Falls are wide and 
quite flat, standards upright and closed, the 
entire flower heavily ruffled. 34 inches. HM 
AIS, 1951. See page 31. 

ALPENROSE (Schreiner, '59) Each $10.00 

Silvery, iridescent lavender-rose— a sort of 
ashes-of-roses tone— with a dusty beard in per- 
fect harmony. Stems reach 38 inches and the 
broad falls flare gracefully. A quiet, restful 
and serene hue in a large and well formed Iris. 

AMANDINE (Douglas, '46) Each 75c 

Large flaring cream self, slightly flushed with 
lemon. The wide flaring falls are slightly ruf- 
fled and the standards are nicelv domed. 
Height 3 feet. Winner of the President's Cup 
at the AIS meeting in Nashville in 1948. HM 
AIS, 1946; AM, 1948. Shown on page 33. 

AMETHYST FLAME (Schreiner, '58) 

Each $12.00 

Immense in size and elegant in form, a curi- 
ously tinted blend of lavender or light violet 
and rosy heliotrope. The "shoulders" of the 
falls carry an overlay of chestnut and the beard 
is almost white. Nicelv ruffled, 38 inches tall, 
medium late. HM AIS, 1958; AM. 1960. Plant 
Patent No. 1793. 

ANNETTE (Hall, '55) 

Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

A tawny deep rose with w-idely flaring, almost 
flat falls. The entire flower carries a copperv 
cast but the center is all aglow with the bril- 
liant red beards. Quite different from other 
Hall things. 34 inches tall. HM AIS. 1956. See 
page 21. 

ANTHEM (Schreiner, '58) Each $5.00 

The richness of the fuchsia-purple tone is in- 
tensified by a generous margin of bronze 
around the huge falls. There is also a subtle 
infusion of this same bronze tint in the taf- 
feta-like standards. Metallic plum might well 
describe the general color effect of this new 
giant. Beard is lemon. 40 inches; fairly earlv. 
HM AIS, 1960. 

APPLAUSE (Hall, '56) 

Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

A color break in the quest for new pinks. This 
new Iris is not pink ... it is a self of light 
mauve-lilac with odd markings of violet ir- 
regularly spaced on the falls. The flowers are 
large with broad segments, very freely pro- 
duced on well branched stems, 3 feet tall. A 
novel flower individually and a beautiful mass 
of color. 


Each $7.50 

A late flowering orange-apricot self, from a 
cross of June Bride and Temple Bells. The 
horizontal and flaring falls are nicelv fringed 
with lace. Substance is extra heavy. Here is a 
decidedlv rich piece of color which won the 
HM of the AIS in 1959. 

ARABI PASHA (Anley, '53) 

Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

Deep cornflower-blue with blue-tipped beard. 
A new one from England which won the Dykes 
Medal there in 1953 and is about the most 
vivid deep blue we have ever seen. Flat, spread- 
ing falls. 32 inches. 


ARGUS PHEASANT (DeForest, '48) Each $1.00 

A smooth soft brown which has become justly famous. Deeper in 
tone and more metallic in finish than Pretty Quadroon . . . they 
form a team of the two most beautiful brown Irises of the day. Huge 
flowers with broad flaring falls and wide standards; orange-brown 
beard. 38 inches tall. HM AIS, 1948; AM, 1950; Dykes Medal, 1952. 
Shown on page 32. 

AUTUMN BROWN (Lowry, '52) Each $2.50 

Glowing chestnut-brown, a blend of rich brown with an underlay 
of red-purple and burnished gold. Standards are closed and the broad 
falls curve at the tips. Very late, on 38-inch stalks. HM AIS, 1952. 

'Your Iris get bigger and prettier very year. Such rhizomes!" 








5 If is of the Year 

Selected by a panel of experts 
May Hall $2.50 Mary Randall 

Sable Night 2.00 Carmela 

Lady Use 1.50 Total Value 

AH 5 fW $ 7- 5 ° 



BALLERINA (Ha\\, '51) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A very large, ruffled, wide petaled flamingo-pink self with 
deep orange beard. It is a medium to light tone of pink . . . 
not pale but having plentv of color, a shade lighter than 
Cherie. Petals are thick and lustrous, the form ideal. Husky 
stems 3 feet tall, with excellent branching. HM AIS, 1951; 
AM, 1953. See page 21. 

BALLET DANCER (Kleinsorge, '49) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Resembling the swirling skirt in a "pirouette" this distinctive apricot- 
tan is another Cascade Splendor seedling and a sister of Minuet. 
Standards are large, full and closed. The falls are almost horizontal, 
very broad, waved and crimped at the rim. Form is only one special 
attribute . . . the coloring is delightful— a buffy golden apricot self 
which carries well. 38 inches, large and well branched. HM AIS, 
1949. AM, 1952. See page 27. 

BANG (Craig, '55) Each $5.00 

A new red with a name in keeping with the impression it creates in 
the garden! Broad falls of brilliant color and heavy substance, slightly 
waved; it owes its fine form to Cordovan, one of its parents. Height 
36 inches. HM AIS, 1955, AM, 1960. 

BAZAAR (Schreiner, '55) Each $2.00 

A glorified version of Raspberrv Ribbon, far more brilliant and more 
deeply colored. The blooms are verv large, on 36-inch stems. The 
picture on page 17 gives you a good idea of this new plicata. HM 
AIS, 1956. 

BEECHLEAF (Kleinsorge, '55) Each $3.00 

This seedling of Pretty Quadroon has attracted a lot of attention for 
the past several seasons. It is more ruffled than its parent and, while 
bearing some resemblance because of its brownish hue, it is more 
coppery and is enlivened bv a violet undertone. The beard is orange- 
brown. Very large blooms on 3-foot stalks. HM AIS, 1955; AM, 1959. 
Pictured on page 40. 

BIG GAME (Fay, '54) Each $3.50 

A self of the deepest shade of violet. Usually has three huge flowers 
open at one time on the straight. 38-inch stems. Since it produces from 
12 to 15 blooms per stem it has an extra long flowering season. HM 
AIS, 1954; AM, 1958. 

BIG TIME (Lapham, '51) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

This is a big new deep red with a rosy cast in the standards. Falls are 
velvety and appear almost black-red in certain lights. Hafts are brown- 
ish and the beard is bronzy orange-yellow. Huge in size and a good 
grower. 3 l A feet, well branched. 


BIG UTE (Wallace, '54) Each $2.00 

A giant, broad petaled deep blend of mahogany and burgundy-red. 
There is a suggestion of a dark blue blaze on the falls just below the 
beard. Rich bronze-orange beard. HM AIS, 1955. Color illustration on 
page 16. 

BLACK BELLE (Stevens, '51) Each $1.50 

A self of richest black velvet with a cast of ruby-red; not tall but pro- 
duces a wealth of gorgeous and perfectly formed flowers. 32 inches. 

BLACK CASTLE (Schreiner, '53) Each $1.50 

As Dave Hall has become famous for pinks, the Schreiners have been 
foremost in the production of blacks. Here is one they describe as hav- 
ing reached "almost the limit of this coloring" and very close to jet. 
The orange beard is indescribably rich. 32 inches. See page 18. 

BLACK HILLS (Fay, '51) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A very tall ebony-black Iris with lots of bloom, widely spaced on the 
stem. We have grown it to a height of 4 feet. Just about the same depth 
as Black Forest, larger, and twice the stature. AM AIS, 1954. Illustrated 
on page 39. 

BLACK TAFFETA fSonger, '54) Each $3.00 

Glistening blackish purple standards and broad velvety black falls, slight- 
ly ruffled, combine to give us one of the very best of these rich and sultry 
beauties. The beard is tipped bronze. This Iris is very well illustrated on 
page 9. Medium late, height 34 inches. HM AIS, 1955; AM, 1957. 



All the Iris were in beautiful condition when received." 

MRS. D. M. HAWKINS, Fairview Park, Ohio 


BLUEBEARD (Hail, '55) Each $1.50 

A large deep blue with very full flaring falls which droop 
gracefully near the tips. The beard is not blue, but has 
blue tips which make it appear blue all over. Silky sheen 
and brilliant color! 3 feet. Shown on page 19. 

BLUE HAWAII (Schreiner, '54) 

Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Rich marine-blue, a bright shade which gives a definite 
blue effect in the garden. Very large and fullv formed 
flowers, slightly ruffled as in the case of Snow Flurry, 
one of its parents. 3V2 feet tall. 

BLUE RHYTHM (Whiting, '45) 

Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

Very large flowers of cornflower-blue, softened by a 
silvery overtone. The large standards are arched and 
domed, the broad falls are semi-flaring with smoothly 
colored hafts. Growing from 3 to 4 feet in height, per- 
fectly branched, we consider it just about tops as a blue 
Iris. HM AIS, 1945; AM, 1947; Dykes Medal, 1950. 

BLUE SAPPHIRE (Schreiner, '53) Each $1 .00 

"Heavenly blue" is a phrase befitting this new ruffled 
addition to an increasingly popular color class. Lighter 
in tone than many others, with a glowing gold beard; 
it is large in size, on tall and well branched stalks which 
defy both wind and rain. It makes one of the finest 
clumps in any garden. HM AIS. 1954: AM. 1956; Dvkes 
Medal, 1958. See page 26. 

BLUE SHIMMER (J. Sass, '42) 

Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

An entirely different plicata. Clean, sparkling white 
with an all-over pattern of clear blue stippling. 
The blue seems to be peppered on the white back- 
ground in an even manner, rather than the familiar 
buttonhole-stitch style. The flowers are extremely 
large and full. HM AIS. 1942; AM, 1944. 

BLUE VALLEY (K. Smith, '47) 

Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

This new Iris, a seedling of Lake George crossed with 
Great Lakes, has been the subject of much praise and 
comment. Very near to true blue, ruffled and large in 
size, it possesses an unusual sparkling sheen. HM AIS, 
1947; AM, 1949. Pictured on page 27. 

BLUSH PINK (Hall, '59) Each $10.00 

Light and delicate with an all-over flush of deeper pink, the petals 
wide and fully formed. Both standards and falls are the same 
shade— the fresh glow that can only be described as the blush of 
youth. The flowers are very large, with standards so broad that 
they practically counterbalance the falls. Beard is not conspicuous, 
thus there is nothing to detract from the clean and delightful 
pink effect. Very free flowering; 34-inch stems. 

BOLERO (Tompkins, '57) Each $5.00 

A self of glistening copper with a bright undertone of rich henna- 
red. Petals are rounded and flaring, sleek and brilliant, the brown 
beards adding a special note of color. Grows to 40 inches, well 
branched, creating a gorgeous clump. 

BRASS ACCENTS (Schreiner, '59) Each $15.00 

Golden coffee-brown, regal in carriage, huge in size, ideal in form, 
40 inches in height. We regard this seedling of Inca Chief as a 
leader amongst the host of beautiful brown Iris now available. 
HM AIS, 1959. 

BRAVADO (Hall, '59) Each $15.00 

Deepest golden yellow, ruffled and with wide petals. There is 
something about this flower— heaviness of texture, metallic glisten, 
or uniform depth of golden richness— that draws instant attention 
in the garden or on the show table. This catalog lists many great 
yellow Iris. Those who have seen them all have told us that 
Bravado is surely a candidate for the top spot. Old King Midas 
would drool over this one! Height 33-36 inches. HM AIS, 1959. 
Shown on page 48. 

BRIAR ROSE (Hall, '55) Each $2.50 

From pink breeding came this deep rose-to-raspberry affair! While 
the picture does not show it, freshly opened flowers sport a small 
blue blaze just below the beard. This disappears on the mature 
blossom. Very tall and very late, with a geranium-red beard. Shown 
on page 17. 

BRIGADOON (Tompkins, '55) Each $7.50 

A rich, bright blend of fuschia-red, amethyst-violet and true pur- 
ple. The hafts are flushed chocolate and the beard is brownish 
red. New and certainly different. Height 38 inches. HM AIS, 1955. 

BROADWAY STAR (Schreiner, '57) Each $5.00 

Cream standards and rose-red falls combine to fashion a totally 
different and refreshingly beautiful creation. Hafts are almost free 
of any venation, lending sharp contrast to the bright ivory stand- 
ards. 38 inches tall, classically formed and large in size. HM AIS, 





BRONZE BELL (Schreiner, '57) Each $10.00 

Reddish copper-bronze in a huge flower of perfect form and large 
size. The stalks are heavy and well branched, with many blossoms 
per stem. It is taller, redder and better branched than its parent, 
Inca Chief. HM AIS, 1957; AM, 1959. Plant Patent No. 1728. 

BURGUNDY SPLASH (Craig, '49) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

This new plicata is a big Iris, very well formed, the standards sub- 
dued burgundy-red and the broad falls a creamy yellow ground 
heavily stippled richer and more intense with burgundv with a 1- 
inch border. A splash of burgundy indeed! 

BUTTERFLY BLUE (Fay, '52) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

Ruffled seedling from Cahokia, a clear light blue with slightly flar- 
ing falls and no haft markings. The beard is pale lemon. 36-inch 
stems, well branched, and it blooms quite late. HM AIS, 1953. 

BUTTERHORN (Sass, '55) Each $6.00 

Cool, icy and lemon colored, shading to greenish white in the cen- 
ter of the falls. The form is quite distinct, as is also the hue of this 
unusual Iris. It is 3 feet in height, nicely branched, large 
in size. You will like it! HM AIS, 1955. 

BUTTERSCOTCH KISS (Plough, '57) Each $20.00 

A caramel shade of yellow, glistening brightly with gold 
dust particles. There is an intensification of yellow in the 
heart and on the petal edges. The large flowers are heavily 
laced and crinkled at the margins. Has created great in- 
terest and admiration by all who have seen it. 36 inches. 
HM AIS. 1957; AM, 1959. 

CADILLAC (Hall, '56) Each $1.50 

A very early and free blooming rich flaming pink with red-orange 
beard. Real pink, named in honor of the Men's Garden Club of 
Detroit. Large flowers, 36-inch stems. 

CAHOKIA (Faught, '48) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Large exquisitely formed flowers of light butterfly-blue delicately 
veined deeper. There is no hint of lavender in the color and the 
haft is smooth and clean. 42 inches tall, with widely spaced branches. 
Bright golden yellow beard. HM AIS. 1949, AM, 1951. 

CAIRO (Kleinsorge, '52) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A great, spreading, broad petaled flower in light tan, with tawny 
yellow overtone and a buffv suffusion near the haft. The horizontal 
falls flare out to full 7 inches, curling at the tips. Beard is bronze- 
yellow and there is some fine brown netting on the shoulders of the 
falls. Height 40 inches. 

CALDRON (Schreiner, '57) Each $3.00 

A vivid new red from the copper side. Its 3-foot stems, well branch- 
ed, are somewhat unusual in the red class and the flowers are large 
and splendidly formed. Both Ranger and Cordovan are in the 

CAMPFIRE GLOW (Whiting, '47) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Glowing ruby self, heavily overlaid with bright copper which gives 
it a metallic sheen. A genuine self with no haft markings— even the 
beard is deep copper-red. Wide and full form but the flowers are of 
medium size. Substance is firm and the blooming season very long. 
Height 30 to 36 inches. A very rare color gem. HM AIS, 1947. See 
page 26. 

CAPTAIN GALLANT (Schmelzer, '59) Each $20.00 
This brand new red has had probably more advance fan- 
fare than any other in its color class. Several breeders of 
today's finest reds have told us, after seeing it, that it is 
probably the finest red to date. The introducer calls it "the 
red Iris that is red throughout, with no purple influence 
and no haft markings." Huge in size and holds its color in 
heat or wind. HM AIS. 1959. 

CARIBOU TRAIL (Plough, '57) Each $8.50 

Light but rich golden brown with a bright violet blaze radiating 
out into the falls. All petal edges are heavily crimped and shirred 
on this large, heavily substanced creation. Shown on page 43. HM 
AIS. 1957; AM, 1959. 

CARMELA (Schreiner, '55) Each $2.50 

One of the laciest and most exotic of all the new crinkled intro- 
ductions, selected as one of the "5 Iris of the Year" for 1961. Color 
is a blend of honey and caramel. Height 38 inches; midseason 
bloom. HM AIS, 1955; AM, 1958. See page 11. 

CAROLINE JANE (Deforest, '51) Each $1 .50; 3 for $2.00 

There are many plicatas in white with blue stitchings or dots, but this 
one appears to be the very finest of all. Flowers are huge, the stems very 
tall, and the white ground glistens like snow. Markings are clean and 
distinct— a delicate violet-blue. Must be seen to be fully appreciated. One 
of the "Iris of the Year" for 1959. HM AIS, 1951; AM, 1955. See page 1" 

CASA MORENA (Deforest, '43) Each 75c ; 3 for $2.00 

Large flowers— yes, extra large— of deep, glistening, rich brown. Same 
solid color on standards and falls. Styles yellowish; beard brownish 
orange. See the accurate picture on page 34— the picture of course, is 
much reduced in size. Height 38 inches. HM AIS, 1944; AM, 1946. 

CASCADE SPLENDOR (Kleinsorge, '45) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

Very large ruffled pink, tan and apricot blend, with extra heavy stalk 
40 inches tall and bearing up to 10 flowers. The ruffling is more pro- 
nounced than in any Iris we have ever introduced and is most unusual 
in so large an Iris. It blooms late. HM AIS, 1945; AM, 1947. See page 34 
for an excellent kodachrome of this flower. 

CASCADIAN (Linse, '52) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A ruffled, cool, crisp, pure white with greenish midrib visible from 
beneath. The beard is also white. From Snow Flurry crossed with Cloud 
Castle, it may be a little tender for cold sections, but elsewhere 
it is surely one of the largest and most striking pure whites in 
commerce. HM AIS, 1955; AM, 1957. 



CATHEDRAL BELLS (Wallace, '53) 

Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

A tall and wide petaled light pink, uniformly colored in 
both standards and falls. It is a profuse bloomer and 
the color is fresh and definitely pink. Edges of petals 
are notched and serrated and the beard is yellow. 38 
inches. HM AIS, 1953; AM, 1956. 

CATHERINE CLAAR (E. Claar, '55) Each $2.00 
An almost black and white addition to the Amigo and 
Wabash class, on stems which reach to 3V2 feet. Falls are 
broad and velvety and solid to the center. One of the 
very latest to flower. Pictured on page 32. 




CELESTIAL BLUE (Mission, '55) Each $2.50 

Clear light blue self, near to true blue. A frosty sheen on both 
standards and falls provides a necessary sparkle for good garden 
effect. A single stalk has produced as many as 1 / blossoms with 
seven open at once! Large, with flaring falls and ruffled standards. 
36 inches. HM AIS, 1955. 

CELESTIAL SNOW (Bro. Charles, '57) Each $12.50 

An absolutely spectacular pure white, the great falls ruffled and 
folded like white draperies. Stalks are widely branched and will 
reach a height of almost four feet. Beard is white, tipped lemon. 
This is a real triumph! HM AIS, 1957; AM, 1959. See page 49. 

CENTENNIAL QUEEN (Wallace, '54) Each $2.00 

A blend of buffy watermelon-pink or rose. One of the largest new 
Iris we have grown, with wide, thick petals and very tall stalks. 
The flowers are nicely waved at the edges. 

CHERIE (Hall, '47) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Most famous of all the Hall "flamingo-pinks." A large, ruffled, full 
bodied pink self of excellent form and substance with a deep tan- 
gerine beard. The 34-inch stems are stout and well branched; 
growth is vigorous and increase above average. HM AIS. 1947; 
AM, 1949; Dykes Medal, 1951. See page 29. 

CHI-CHI (Hall, '59) Each $10.00 

Deeper in color than May Hall; a seedling of that famous variety 
crossed with Limelight. This is a sumptuous shade of pink, a large 
smooth flower without ruffles. Petals are wide and well formed, 
the stalks robust with good branching and it increases rapidly. 
35 inches in height. 



CHINESE LANTERN (Fay, '58) Each $7.50 

Deep yellow with a tangerine-red beard. This is a seedling of 
Techny Chimes crossed with Mary Randall. It is smoothly tailored, 
large, and grows to 42 inches; midseason. HM AIS. 1958. 

CHINQUAPIN (Gibson, '60) Each $17.50 

A big golden brown plicata, the standards solid golden brown, the falls 
same color with ivory shading in the central areas where they are speck- 
led and blended with brown. Standards are extra broad and fluted or 
waved, completely closed at the top. The wide falls flare gracefully and 
seem to undulate at the margins. Beard is bronzy orange. Mr. Gibson 
called this seedling "Honey Bear" but the name had been taken. Any- 
way, it certainly is "a honey" in the plicata class! Height 34-36 inches. 
HM AIS. 1960. See back cover. 


CHIVALRY (y/ills, '44) Each 75c ; 3 for $2.00 

This outstanding big blue won the Dykes Medal in 1947. Of smooth, 
medium blue color, large in size and quite ruffled, a sturdy growing 
Iris with every good point. It is one of the most sought after varieties 
of the day. 

CINNAMON TOAST (Sass, '53) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

A big and bold creamy yellow plicata, sanded with red-brown. 38 
inches in height. HM AIS, 1953. 

CLIFFS OF DOVER (Fay, '53) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Large, flaring and ruffled clear white of great substance. There are 
no haft markings and the beard is light yellow. This is the best of 
a number of excellent new whites produced from Snow Flurry 
crossed with Cahokia. A strong grower, hardy, 36 inches tall. HM 
AIS, 1953; AM, 1955. See page 36. 

CLOUD CAP (DeForesf, '50) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Probably the largest pink to date, with very wide falls and an extra 
heavy bright tangerine beard. Termed "blossom-pink" by the origin- 
ator, the big flowers are borne on SV2- to 4-foot stalks. HM AIS, 1951; 
AM, 1953. Shown on page 21. 

COLLEGIATE (Hall, '55) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

This ivory-white Iris has a distinction which our picture does not 
quite properly portray. Actually, the base of the standards and the 
markings near the center are about the color of a ripe cantaloupe— 
neither orange nor yellow. Under side of the falls is yellow and the 
buds are yellow. 30-34 inches in height. See page 19. 


CONGO (Schreiner, '53) Each $1.00 

The first large dark Iris with a reddish silken sheen on top of a 
coal-black undertone. A very good color photo of this appears on 
page 35. Extra large, nicely branched, 42 inches in height. 

CONSTANT COMMENT (Hall, '54) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Pinkish apricot is probably the best way to describe the color of this 
delicious looking affair. Or, you might call it a "peachy" tint. At 
home with the pinks, and from pink breeding, it flaunts a heavy red- 
orange beard that is as brilliant as a house afire. Flowers are large 
and heavily substanced with ruffled and finely notched edges. Bold 
stalks and thrifty foliage, a husky grower. 36 inches tall. HM AIS, 

COOL COMFORT (Tompkins, '58) Each $7.50 

A lovely new citron-yellow Iris of large size and delightful form. The 
broad, heavily substanced petals have a sleek sparkling finish and a 
hint of lace. This is a self, including the beard, but there is a small, 
snow-white, green flushed blaze at its tip. A luscious and refreshing 
flower, certain to please. Rather late. 36 inches tall. 

COPPER HALO (Gibson, '58) Each $7.50 

Here we have a new plicata from the originator of the popular but 
still scarce Taholah. Illustrated on pages 57 and 46, it is a creamy 
white or ivory ground in both standards and falls, heavily peppered 
and stitched with rosy copper. Broad petals, graceful ruffling and 
thick texture mark this strain and set a new standard for plicata 
types. Copper Halo is a lively color pattern which blends well in 
almost any garden scheme. Very late. 34-36 inches in height. HM 
AIS, 1958. 


COLOR CARNIVAL (DeForesf, '49) Each $1.00 

A startling arrangement of colors in the range of the new pinks. 
The ground color is a deep shade of pink in both standards and falls, 
with heavy markings of vivid purple on the falls. Beard is tangerine- 
red. Big flowers, very well formed, on excellent stalks. HM AIS, 1950. 

CORONATION GOLD (H. F. Hall, '52) Each $1 .50; 3 for $4.00 

Giant, ruffled and heavily substanced deep golden yellow with a 
green-gold cast. The flowers are rather rounded in form, the falls 
very wide and of thick, firm texture. Height 38 inches. 

CONCORD RIVER (Buttrick, '56) Each $8.00 

Light blue, with very wide hafts and domed standards. The beard is 
white. Color is smooth and even, without the detracting veins so 
often evident in blue varieties. The 38-inch stalks are strong and well 
branched. HM AIS, 1956. 

COUNTRYSIDE (DeForesf, '59) Each $17.50 

Here is an eye-popper for size, in lovely chartreuse-yellow. There is a 
faint plicata dusting of lavender across the wide hafts. Tall, vigorous 
and excellent in every way. 




Select 12 for *15.°° 

(A $22.50 Value) 


Black Taffeta 
Briar Rose 
Dancing Tiger 
Deep Black 
Father Rigney 
First Violet 



Fluted Copper 
Front Page 
Full Reward 
Mary Randall 
May Hall 
May Magic 

Nuevo Laredo 
Pink Chimes 
Rose Amethyst 
Surprise Party 
The Citadel 
Toast an' Honey 





Arabi Pasha 
Black Belle 
Black Castle 
Caroline Jane 
Cathedral Bells 
Cinnamon Toast 

Coronation Gold 
Glittering Gold 
Golden Crown 
Happy Birthday 
Harvest Splendor 
Helen Collingwood 
Inca Chief 

June Sunlight 
Morning Bright 
Pretty Quadroon 
Queen's Taste 

Spanish Fandango 
Temple Bells 
Thotmes III 
Truly Yours 


Big Ute 

Catherine Claar 
Centennial Queen 
Evelyn Bye 
Garden Gold 
Gay Head 
Harbor Blue 
Lady Use 

Moulin Rouge 
Ruffled Starlite 
Sable Night 
Top Hat 
Vanity Fair 
Violet Harmony 
Wedding Bouquet 




CRINKLED IVORY (Schreiner, '58) Each $10.00 

Sparkling ivory-cream, simply huge in size, with crepy petals 
and lacy ruffling. A cool lemon flush at the heart and the pale 
yellow beard add to its translucent charm. 34 inches. HM AIS, 

CRINKLED SUNSET (Plough, '57) Each $7.50 

Heavily laced and shirred, in a blend of sunset hues. The 
standards are light violet and buff while the falls are violet, 
pink and buff. Very colorful and unusual. HM AIS. 1958. 

CRISPETTE (Schreiner, '54) Each $2.50 

A fluted and waved new deep orchid-pink with rich orange 
beard and suffusion of brown on the hafts. Of ideal form and 
garden habit, the coloring having the extra quality of "carry- 
ing power" in the garden. 34 inches. HM AIS. 1955; AM, 1957. 

DANCING TIGER (Schreiner, '53) Each $3.00 

Here is a very large jewel-bright, really yellow ground plicata. 
The half-inch border of penny-brown is deftly cut, as if shot 
with fine slender lines on the edge of the falls. Gay and bril- 
liant. 38 inches. 



"AH Pinl{ Collections 

Group'A" Eight for $6 

Cathedral Bells 
Cloud Cap 

$1.00 Happy Birthday 

1.50 Pink Formal 

.75 Pink Sensation 

1.00 Annette 

(Value $9.25) 


Group B'Eiglit for $15 

June Meredith 
Sweet Refrain 
Vanity Fair 

$3.50 May Hall 
1.50 Briar Rose 
5.00 Crispette 
2.00 May Magic 

(Value $23.00) 





Make Your Own Selection 

YES, YOU ACTUALLY SELECT 50% MORE THAN YOU PAY and you can choose as many kinds as you wish ... as 
long as the order totals #5 or more, and varieties are chosen from those which appear in the lists on pages 24 to 33. All illus- 
trated between pages 22 and 41 are also in this shopping center. 

For example, you may choose #7.50 worth and pay just #5; or pick #12 worth and pay #8. For #10 you could select #15 in 
value . . . and so on. In other words, you make up your list from these next ten pages and then deduct one-third the total 
price . . . minimum order #5, and not less than three different varieties. Do not include Irises not listed in these groups. 











Alline Rogers 


Arabi Pasha 




Argus Pheasant 









Casa Morena 


Cliffs of Dover 


Dotted Swiss 


Cascade Splendor 


Cloud Cap 






Color Carnival 


Ebony Echo 


Cathedral Bells 






Catherine Claar 


Constant Comment 


Evelyn Bye 


Celestial Blue 


Copper Halo 




Centennial Queen 


Coronation Gold 


Father Rigney 








Chinese Lantern 


Dark Boatman 






Desert Song 


Fire Dance 


Cinnamon Toast 


Dolly Varden 


Fluted Copper 




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Front Page 
Full Reward 
Gala Finale 
Garden Glory 
Garden Gold 
Gay Border 
Gay Head 
Glittering Gold 
Golden Blaze 
Golden Crown 
Golden Garland 
Golden Russet 
Grand Canyon 
Happy Birthday 
Harbor Blue 
Harvest Splendor 
Helen Collingwood 
Helen McGregor 
Ice Carnival 
Indiana Night 
Jane Phillips 
June Bride 
June Sunlight 








"I have ordered Iris from 
various growers and have never 
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"I have bought from 
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Moonlight Sonata 


Lynn Hall 


Moulin Rouge 


Mattie Gates 


Mulberry Rose 


May Hall 


New Snow 


May Magic 


Night N Day 




Ola Kala 


Melody Lane 


Orange Banner 


Minnie Colquitt 





Oriental Glory 


Pierre Menard 




Pink Bountiful 


Pagan Princess 


Pink Cameo 


Pale Primrose 


Pink Chimes 




Pink Formal 




Pink Plume 




Pink Sensation 










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Polar Cap 


Rainbow Room 


Shy Mermaid 


Port Wine 


Rajah Brooke 








Sky Crystal 


Pretty Gay 




Solid Gold 


Pretty Quadroon 

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5ohd Mahogany 

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Prince of Monaco 


Rose Amethyst 


Spanish Fandango 






Spanish Peaks 


Queen's Taste 


Royal Sovereign 







Spring Charm 
Spring Festival 
Staten Island 
Storm Warning 

$ 6.00 

Sunset Blaze 
Surprise Party 
Swan Ballet 

Sylvia Murray 
Temple Bells 
The Citadel 
Thotmes III 


Three Oaks 
Top Flight 
Top Hat 
Town Talk 




DARK BOATMAN (Cook. '54) Each $3.00 

Velvety blackish violet, especially rich and solid in color. Beards are deep 
violet and the hafts are free from markings. Pleasing and ruffled form 
and heavy substance. 36 inches. HM AIS, 1954; AM, 1956. 

DAVE'S ORCHID (Hall, '60) Each $15.00 

Here again is a very large Iris and one which will arouse enthusiasm in 
those looking for something distinctly different. The color is orchid-rose 
with bluish overlay on the falls. Hafts are marked with amber, running 
quite far down on the falls and the lacy edges are trimmed with a nar- 
row band of this amber-copper tint. Base of standards and style-arms are 
flushed amber. Beard is bright tangerine. A fine grower, 36 inches and 
over in height. Shown on page 55. 

DEEP BLACK (Cook, '55) Each $3.00 

This is the blackest and the "slickest" deep hued Iris we have seen. In 
the garden of the originator, where thousands of so-called black seedlings 
have come into being, this was our choice. Height 34-36 inches. HM 
AIS. 1955; AM, 1957. Shown on page 12. 





DEMETRIA (Hinkle, '58) Each $15.00 

Big and beautiful medium blue, slightly ruffled, with a hint of laven- 
der in the falls. The Hinkle blues— Helen Novak, Symphony, Regina 
Maria and Demetria— occupy a special niche in the world of top- 
notch Iris in shades of blue. All are noted for great size, lovely form, 
breadth of petal and crisp substance. 36 inches. HM AIS, 1958; AM, 

DESERT SONG (Fay, '46) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Cream self, beautifully ruffled with extra large flowers of excellent 
proportions. Texture is especially heavy and the flowers last a long 
time in either rain or heat. Stems reach a height of 3Vz feet. HM 
AIS, 1946; AM, 1949. Shown on page 27. 

DOLLY VARDEN (Hall, '50) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A very large light pink with a slight overlay of salmon. It is a self 
with no haft markings, good form and substance, and it takes the 
sun surprisingly well. Sturdy and well branched on stems of 38 inches. 
Has proven a good parent for large pinks. HM AIS, 1950. 

DOT & DASH (Hall, '60) Each $15.00 

This surprising plicata has been an attraction in both the Hall gar- 
den and in our own for the past few seasons. It has borne the nick- 
name of Dave's "Black & White", but was not registered as such. 
Our illustration is quite accurate, showing the almost solidly colored 
blackish violet standards and bright falls of pure white with blackish 
margins. Most of the peppery effect is confined to the outer area of 
the falls. The beards are inconspicuous. Flowers are waved and flar- 
ing, well spaced on good branches, and are produced in great pro- 
fusion. 33-36 inches. HM AIS, 1960. See page 51. 

DOTTED SWISS (Sass, '56) Each $5.00 

Acclaimed by many as the finest of the blue and white plicatas. The 
ground color is sparkling white and the dots and stitchings are de- 
cidedly blue, the very large flowers elegantly ruffled. It truly lives up 
to its name. Over three feet tall, very well branched, blooms early. 
HM AIS, 1956; AM, 1958. 


DREAMCASTLE (Cook, '43) Each 75c ; 3 for $2.00 

An orchid-pink, self, segments very- broad and of bright clear tones. 
The white beard, tinted lemon at the base, tends to emphasize the 
solid pink effect. One of the most sought after varieties. AM AIS, 1948. 

EBONY ECHO (Tompkins, '48) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Deep carmine-red with rich brown overlay that shines like a piece of 
silk. The wide falls are horizontal and trimmed with ruffling. Free 
blooming on stout 33-inch stalks. Bronze beard. HM AIS, 1949; AM, 

EDENITE (Plough, '59) Each $25.00 

"Sooty" black with a deep red undertone; a seedling of Sable Night. 
The uniform blackness of this flower immediately attracts all who see 
it in the garden. Domed standards and flaring falls. Blooms rather 
early. 30 inches. HM AIS, 1959. 

ELEANOR'S PRIDE (Watkins, '56) Each $9.00 

Majestic and beautifully branched, this powder-blue Iris has 
quality in every detail. A self of soft even tone, the full white 
Hi beard providing added attractiveness. Falls are wide and flar- 
ing, the whole flower nicely ruffled. Blooms in midseason; 36-40 
inches tall. HM AIS, 1956; AM, 1958. Tied for the Dykes Medal 
in 1960. 

ELIZABETH NOBLE (K. Smith, '55) Each $3.50 

The standards open palest violet and quickly change to white, 
the falls are deep and brilliant true purple clear out to the 
edges. Beard is white and the crests are brushed purple. A larger and 
more "noble" flower than Helen Collingwood, of which it is a seedling. 
36 inches; rather late. HM AIS, 1955. 

ELMOHR (Loomis, '42) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Winner of the Dykes Medal in 1945, this giant Iris has consistently 
led all others in point of sales popularity. And no wondeT! The great 
rich red-violet blooms are daintily ruffled, of a silky texture and re- 
markable substance. The stems are well branched and at least 3 feet 
tall. HM AIS, 1942; AM, 1943. See page 28. 

EMMA COOK (Cook, '59) Each $20.00 

A new pattern, the standards clear white, the falls white with a distinct 
half-inch border of bright violet-blue. Beard is yellow. Named for the 
charming wife of one of the world's greatest Iris breeders. HM AIS, 

ENCHANTED VIOLET (Hamblen, '58) Each $10.00 

This striking new creation is unique for the combination of pink and 
orchid tints in the heart of the flower. It is a lovely shade of light 
violet, slightly ruffled, and the heavy beard is fiery tangerine-red. 
Together with its large blossoms and sturdy stalks it drew crowds of 
admirers at the New York Convention of the American Iris Society. 
HM AIS, 1958; AM, 1960. 

ENCHANTRESS (Hall, '54) Each $1.50 

Delicate parchment color, faintly flushed with pink, especially in the 
standards. The central area of the falls has an overlay of amber and 
the beard is brilliant orange. Unlike any other of Mr. Hall's fine 
things. It is an extra late Iris, with heavy stems and an enamel-like 
finish to the large flowers. 34-36 inches. See page 20. 

EVELYN BYE (Kleinsorge, '56) Each $2.00 

A very lovely harmony of cocoa, blue, violet and old gold. Some- 
thing different in the family of delightful blends from this master 
hybridizer of elusive tints. Falls are especially wide, flaring, and 
are slightly ruffled. Large flowers; height 35 inches. 

EXTRAVAGANZA (Douglas, '44) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Almost white standards shaded cream at the base, the falls a 
medley of copper, red-lavender and deep violet, with a violet 
flush down the center. On the order of Wabash, but is more of a 
blend especially in the falls. HM AIS, 1944; AM, 1947. 

FABULOUS (Kleinsorge, '58) Each $10.00 

Here is a flower remindful of the splendor in a scene from a tale in 
the Arabian Nights! Our picture on page 57 is neither deep enough 
in tone nor sufficiently brilliant to portray the pageant of color loosed 
in the garden when this Iris unfolds. There is a more prominent blue 
patch just below the beard than the color plate indicates. Growth is 
vigorous, stems well branched and the flowers are very large. Both 
last year and the year before it was the "gasper" in the Kleinsorge 
garden. Height 36-38 inches. HM AIS, 1958. 

FATHER RIGNEY (Mission, '56) Each $3.00 

Very large dark violet with violet beard tipped white. High up on 
the "shoulders", where the standards and falls meet, there is a dark 
brown blotch which adds interest and beauty to this richly colored 
Iris. It is an exceptionally vigorous grower; tall, straight and well 
branched. 42 inches. 

FESTOON (Hall, '58) Each $6.00 

A luscious blend of caramel and peach and salmon-pink, with extra 
heavy beard of tangerine-red. The coloring is positively mouth- 
watering! Note the crimped and ruffled edges of both standards and 
falls in the picture on page 34— a most attractive feature of this 
delectable novelty. From pink breeding, it should be a gem for the 
hybridizer. It is quite early, of good size, well branched on 38-inch 
stems. HM AIS, 1959. 

FIRE BRIGADE (Schreiner, '57) Each $5.00 

Glowing crimson-red, shapely in form of flower, of good size and 
36 inches in height. The beard is bronze-orange. Well named, it 
provides an especially fiery clump of garden color. HM AIS, 1958. 

FIRECRACKER (Hall, '43) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A glowing bright burgundy-red plicata, with yellow trim. Well 
named, it is one of the flashiest things in any Iris collection. The 
fairly large flowers have good substance and are carried on stout 
32-inch stems. HM AIS, 1943. Pictured on page 27. 

FIRE DANCE (Fay, '47) Each $1.00 

A much deeper, richer and taller Firecracker. Fire Dance is a bur- 
gundy-red plicata, both standards and falls heavily marked all over 
with dark wine-red, the ground color buff. Flowers are round and 
full, the falls flaring. A prolific bloomer. 40 inches tall. HM AIS, 
1947. See page 34. 

FIRST VIOLET (DeForest, '52) Each $3.00 

Lovely clear light violet self, the standards, falls and even the beard 
being of uniform hue. Winner of Dykes Medal in 1956. 

FLAME KISS (Plough, '58) Each $7.50 

White standards with yellow base, the falls clear yellow set off with 
a rich tangerine beard. This Iris, with its bright, sharp colors, 
created quite a stir at the Oklahoma convention of the American 
Iris Society. 40 inches tall. HM AIS, 1959. 

FLUTED COPPER (Kleinsorge, '57) Each $3.50 

Carrying on the long line of bronze, brown and tan Iris for which 
the Doctor has become so well known, we are happy to offer this 
distinct new one in metallic shades of hammered copper. Both the 
standards and falls are bright coppery tan, curled and crinkled, broad 
and in good balance. The beard is bronzy orange. Height 34-36 inches. 
Pictured in color on page 8. 

FORTUNE'S GIFT (Mitsch, '55) Each $3.50 

Huge, 7-inch flowers with very wide and spreading falls, a seedling of 
Cordovan crossed with Inca Chief. The color is deep but bright metallic 
brown, with bronze beard. 40 inches in height. HM AIS, 1956. 

FORWARD MARCH (Lapham-Wise, '60) Each $12.50 

Deep uniform ruby-crimson with wide and flat flaring falls of velvety 
texture. There are no haft venations and the dull bronze-yellow beard 
blends well with the richness and depth of this newcomer to the red 
fold. 30 inches. 

FOXFIRE (Fox, '53) Each $1.00 

A grand golden yellow self which was awarded the President's Cup at 
the American Iris Society convention in 1957 in Memphis. Very free 
flowering, the large blooms are of perfect form, and glisten with a 
metallic sheen. 40 inches tall. HM AIS, 1953; AM, 1957. 

FRANCES CRAIG (Craig, '52) Each $1.50 

A pearly lavender-gray oncobred with immense blooms of perfect form. 
It is one of the first of the tall bearded to come into flower and lasts 
well into the season. 40 inches. HM AIS, 1953; AM, 1955. 

FRANCES KENT (DeForest, '51) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

The standards are chartreuse-cream with a flush of pink, the falls lighter 
with a pinkish orange beard. Absolutely outstanding and different. This 
is surely one of DeForest's best. Falls are almost horizontal and standards 
are well closed. Height 3 feet. HM AIS, 1952; AM, 1954. 


FRESCO (Tompkins, '57) Each $5.00 

A new and very different plicata, gigantic in size and well pro- 
portioned. Ground color is light burgundy-red, infused ruby. 
There is a network of gold veining and the edges are heavily 
stitched. Over all this appears a velvety sheen of black, as if 
powdered on. 38 inches, rather late. 

FRONT PAGE (Kleinsorge, '55) Each $2.50 

One of the superb seedlings of Solid Gold, seen and exclaimed 
over in the Kleinsorge garden since they flowered for the first 
time. The ground color is deep red-gold, lighting to almost white 
on the central area of the falls. This is close to the color pattern 
of Prospector but the flower is almost twice that size and over 
three feet tall. Picture on page 13 is close to the real thing. HM 
AIS, 1956. 

FROST and FLAME (Hall, '57) Each $7.50 

Mr. Hall has worked for several years in an effort to bring out 
a faultless white with the tangerine beard so closely associated 
with the flamingo-pinks. And here we have it! The flowers are 
large, the stiff stems reach four feet, and the thick petals are as 
clean and white as a sheet. Every judge who has seen this has 
been enthusiastic about it. HM AIS, 1957; AM, 1959. Illustrated 
on page 44. Featured in Life Magazine in 1960. 

FULL REWARD (Kleinsorge, '55) Each $2.50 

Another seedling of Solid Gold and one of the largest and most 
deeply toned yellows we have ever seen. The falls are exception- 
ally wide right up to the point where they meet the fully domed 
standards. Extra good branching and an abundance of blossoms. 
3 feet or over. HM AIS. 1956. Color picture on page 15. 

FUSILIER (Tompkins, '58) Each $7.50 

A brand new orange-yellow self, including the beard, near to 
chrome-orange by the color chart. This was outstanding in the 
Fleur-de-Lis gardens last season and we are glad to offer it as 
one of the best and newest of all yellows. Large, heavily ruffled, 
velvety textured. 38 inches 1 . 

GALA FINALE (DeForest, '50) Each 75c ; 3 for $2.00 

Strong, deep yellow, heavily overlaid Indian red and appears 
from a distance to be red. A fancy and very colorful plicata with 
great garden value. 36 inches tall. 

GALILEE (Fay, '56) Each $10.00 

Giant medium blue self with a white beard. The color holds in 
sun or rain and is decidedly blue for an Iris. Mr. Fay has pro- 
duced some excellent things in blue— such as Bluebird Blue and 
Butterfly Blue— but this tops them all! HM AIS, 1956; AM, 1958. 

GARDEN GLORY (Whiting, '43) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A pure self of rich Bordeaux-red. This is one of the nearest to 
true red of any Iris ever flowered in our gardens; pure, deep and 
rich, with no haft venation whatsoever. Smoothly finished with 
deep bronze-gold beard. Height 33 inches. HM AIS, 1945; AM, 
1947. See page 37. 

GARDEN GOLD (Hall, '56) Each $2.00 

Solid, deep chrome-yellow throughout, except for the fiery or- 
ange-red beard. While the beard is not actually red it is so deep 
an orange tone as to appear almost red and certainly sets this 
Iris apart from all other yellows. 36 inches. HM AIS, 1957. 

GAY BORDER (DeForest, '49) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

If you like plicatas and are looking for a new and distinct effect 
in this line we think you will be pleasantly surprised by this one. 
The impression is that of a clean white flower bordered and 
stitched with red. The wide falls have a touch of gold at the 
haft. Large, tall and well branched. HM AIS, 1949. 

GAY HEAD (Knowlton, '54) Each $2.00 

A true variegata with genuine personality. The standards are 
clear bright yellow and nicely ruffled; the falls deep maroon 
with a solid border of clean yellow extending right up to the 
center of the flower. There are no haft marks. HM AIS, 1954. 
Bred by Harold Knowlton, recent President of the American 
Iris Society. 

GAYLORD (Douglas, '50) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

With pure white standards and velvety red-purple falls bordered 
while, we have a vast improvement on the famous and long 
popular Wabash. Gaylord is more than twice as large as its 
predecessor and will soon displace it. 38 inches; late. HM AIS. 

GIANT ROSE (Schreiner, '59) Each $15.00 

Possibly the largest Iris ever introduced, the blooms actually measuring 
11 inches, from top to bottom! Color is a pleasing shade of lilac-rose 
with yellow glow at the heart. Beard is bright yellow. The inch-thick 
stems reach 40 inches. Patent Pending. 

GLITTERING GOLD (Murray, '55) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

Huge golden orange self, one of the very largest and most imposing Iris 
we have ever seen, anywhere! We purchased the stock in 1952 and in- 
tended to introduce it the following year, but, while a grand grower in 
the South, it is slightly tender in cold or wet sections. If you live in the 
South or an arid section, where it will succeed, you will swear that it 
should rate a Dykes Medal! HC AIS, 1954. 

GOLDEN BLAZE (Mitsch, '56) Each $3.50 

Derived from Inca Chief, a more golden and less brown affair, and with 
much more life. Very large in size, with heavy texture, producing a mass 
of bloom. A clump in bloom is a real eye catcher! 34 inches. 

GOLDEN CROWN (Kleinsorge, '54) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

An absolutely stunning combination of old gold and richest plush-like 
brownish maroon velvet. It is a seedling of Spanish Fandango. 36 inches 
tall. HM AIS, 1957. See page 27. 

GOLDEN DELIGHT (E. Smith, '60) Each $25.00 

This was one of the surprises among the new things in bloom at the 
American Iris Society convention last season. It is surely one of the most 
outstanding yellows we have seen— large, glittering deep golden yellow, 
lacy and ruffled in both standards and falls. Even the style arms are 
fringed. This is from pink breeding. 38 inches. 

GOLDEN GARLAND (Hall, '57) Each $5.00 

A veritable giant of a flower, on stalks fully four feet in height, bloom- 
ing very late in the season. In some ways it resembles Truly Yours, but 
it is more of a bi-color and a different shade of yellow. Our picture is 
too light in tone and the actual flower has definite golden yellow stand- 
ards and almost white falls bordered yellow. The lacework and crimped 
petals on both standards and falls are exceptional. Here is a real traffic 
stopper! HM AIS, 1957; AM, 1959. Illustrated on page 36. 

GOLDEN HAWK (K. Smith, '51) Each $3.50 

A new giant yellow self with an almost velvety texture to the petals. 
The form and carriage are about as near perfect as one could ask for 
in any Iris and the 38-inch stems are very well branched. HM AIS, 1952. 

GOLDEN RUSSET (Hall, '46) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

The unusual feature of this flower is its great size. In line with the name, 
it is golden russet in color— a self. The enormous flowers are 7 inches 
high and 9 inches wide, with broad hafts. Grows to 40 inches tall on 
very heavy stalks. Golden Russet will evoke many "ohs" and "ahs" from 
visitors. HM AIS, 1947; AM, 1952. 

GOLDEN SUNSHINE (Schreiner, '52) Each $1.00 

Not deep golden, not lemon, but a clean, clear bright yellow of an 
intermediate tone. This is a big flower with wide petals and lovely form 
—"soft as sunshine on a spring day!" 38 inches. HM AIS, 1954; AM, 1956. 

GOLD PIECE (Schreiner, '59) Each $12.00 

Solid golden yellow with conical ruffled standards and very spreading 
falls, poised as if in full flight. The leathery texture is derived from 
Inca Chief, a parent. The brilliant Golden Sunshine is also in its breed- 
ing. 33 inches; midseason. HM AIS, 1959. 

GRAND CANYON (Kleinsorge, '41) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

An odd blend of rather deep tones of plum and copper, and gold. En- 
tirely different from any Iris we have ever introduced, it is an Iris to be 
admired at close range and is especially suited to bringing indoors and 
associating with Oriental rugs. Attractively formed and delicately ruffled. 
About 40 inches tall, perfectly branched, and it flowers over a very long 
season. Very large, it is accurately shown in color on page 28. HM AIS, 
1943; AM, 1944. 

GRAND TETON (DeForest, '56) Each $9.00 

One of the largest of all Iris, with 8-inch flowers on 40-inch stalks. Wax- 
yellow standards, the falls slightly deeper and heavily ruffled. Hafts are 
broad and the style arms are crinkled like an oncobred. HM AIS, 1957. 

HALLMARK (Hall, '54) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

A golden apricot or caramel self in the color range of Hi-Time and 
Melody Lane. This is a very large flower, smoothly finished and grace- 
fully ruffled, the falls extra broad and surmounted by a rich tangerine 
beard. Height 3 feet, well branched. HM AIS, 1954. 

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HARVEST SPLENDOR (Kleinsorge, '56) 

Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

A smooth blend of gold and apricot, the standards solid apricot 
faintly tinted rose, the falls bright old gold shading to apricot 
near the margins. Beard is orange yellow. The flowers are well 
tailored, just slightly waved at the edges of the falls. Substance 
is thick and the petal surface glistens with myriad golden par- 
ticles. A clump produces lots of bloom thus making it an ideal 
variety for mass effect in the garden. 3 feet; midseason. In color 
on page 23. 

HEARTBEAT (Lapham, '58) Each $12.50 

Among the vast number of pink Iris now in commerce, this 
is real unique. Not only is the "La France" shade quite apart 
from others, but the heavy pink beard extending far down on 
the falls is unlike any Iris we know. Rare breeding opportunity 
here! 36 inches; quite late. HM AIS. 1958. 

HELEN COLLINGWOOD (K. Smith, '49) Each $1.50 

A very brilliant Iris in the neglecta class. Standards are light 
lavender, the falls bright violet-purple ... a decided contrast. 
Stalks are 40 inches tall, sturdy and vigorous. HM AIS. 1950; 
AM, 1952. Shown on page 15. 


HAPPY BIRTHDAY (Hall, '52) Each $1 .50; 3 for $4.00 

Peer of all the flamingo-pinks to date. It is twice as large as Heritage and 
much the same shade of pink; deeper in color than Ballerina, much larger 
and more colorful than Pink Sensation. It has bowled over all who have 
seen it. Happy Birthday is not just a sumptuous flower ... it has bold 
foliage, big, heavy stalks, large rhizomes and increases at a rapid rate. Height 
3 feet. HM AIS, 1952: AM, 1954. Shown in color on page 20. One of the "5 
Iris of the Year" in I960. 

HELEN MCGREGOR (Graves, '46) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Clear pale blue, pure and uniform in color, the beard lemon- 
yellow. Of perfect form, flaring and daintilv ruffled, very large, 
beautifully spaced on nice stems, it is not only supreme as a 
light blue but ranks as one of the best of modern Irises. HM 
AIS. 1946; AM. 1948; Dvkes Medal, 1949. 

HELEN NOVAK (Hinkle, '58) Each $15.00 

A ruffled medium blue of intense color, lovely billowy fullness 
of form and delightful ruffling. The beard is tipped blue. 
Great size and 38-inch, nicely branched stalks are additional 
complements. It is free flowering and a fast increaser. HM AIS, 

HERITAGE (Hall, '49) Each 60c ; 3 for $1.50 

A flamingo-pink of a deeper tone than Hit Parade or Cherie 
and an outstanding Iris of this color. A nice full petaled flow- 
er of heavy substance with slightly ruffled semi-flaring falls and 
nicely held standards. It's a smooth self with no haft markings 
and has a bright tangerine beard. A sister of Pink Sensation 
but is a different shade of pink. Height 34 inches. HM AIS, 
1949; AM, 1951. 

HER LADYSHIP (Palmer, '56) Each $5.00 

If you admire blue Iris you will fall in love with this very 
large medium blue, remindful of a regal lady with full, semi- 
flaring skirts. Standards are conical and firmly closed. 36 inches 
and over in height. HM AIS, 1956. 

HIGH BARBAREE (Tompkins, '58) Each $10.00 

For many years Chet Tompkins has worked with his own strain 
of reds, hoping to come up with something which would top 
anything ever produced in this color section. In the new High 
Barbaree he feels that he has attained that goal. Clean, glossy 
and rich, it is between currant-red and carmine, on 40-inch 
stalks. The heavy beard is lemon. HM AIS, 1958. 

HINDU BELLE (Kleinsorge, '60) Each $12.00 

The general color is burnished bronzy tan, with a flush of 
violet-blue on the falls. Petals are crisp and flaring, the stand- 
ards erect and closed. This is a heavy producer of flowers and 
makes a solid clump of color in the garden. Height 34-36 

HAPPY WANDERER (Lapham, '57) Each $6.00 

A clear tapestry-red self with clean, smooth hafts and a dark orange beard. 
This is the largest red Iris we have seen. Both standards and falls are full, 
well rounded and the shade of red is vibrant and glowing. Our illustration 
on page 43 is a factual likeness of this grand flower. Height 36 inches. 

HARBOR BLUE (Schreiner, '54) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 

This new blue, of startling size, has been winning fame both in this country 
and abroad. The great flowers are borne on husky stalks reaching almost 
four feet and they hold up in all kinds of weather. HM AIS, 1955; AM. 1957. 


HUNTSMAN (Soss, '55) Each $5.00 

This blackish red-brown is seldom seen and is but little known. 
The ruffled flowers are large and rounded in form, self colored, 
the beard deep bronze. There are no markings on the falls. 
Medium height, to 30 inches. HM AIS, 1955. 

ICE CARNIVAL (Watkins, '54) Each $3.00 

Standards are pale azure-blue, the falls white. A frilled and 
ruffled flower of great charm and unusual color combination, 
derived from the lovelv blue Jane Phillips. 38 inches. HM 
AIS, 1954. 

ILLUSTRIOUS (Hall, '53) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

Our latest blue Iris, coming into flower with such late varieties as Ex- 
travaganza and Garden Glory. Blossoms are of very large size, uniform 
rich deep blue— almost indigo— and a clump is a wonderful sight. The 
smooth haft is brownish and the beard is inconspicuous. Widely branch- 
ed, three feet tall. 

IMMORTAL HOUR (Fofhergill, '59) Each $15.00 

Here is a grand and new white from England, about as near perfection 
as any Iris could be. Form and balance leave nothing to be desired and 
the strong stalks are well branched with many buds. A winner of many 
British awards, it was featured on the cover of the new AIS book, 
"Garden Irises". 

INCA CHIEF (Mitsch, '52) Each $1 .50 

Burnished golden bronze, evenly colored throughout. The ruffled flow- 
ers, with very broad hafts, are of immense size and are produced on 
heavy stalks. This is one of the most talked about of all recent novelties. 
Height about 3 feet. HM AIS, 1952; AM, 1954. See page 19. 

INDIANA NIGHT (Cook, '42) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Lustrous, deep, richest velvety purple, almost black. The finest and most 
satisfying dark Iris of a long series of seedlings from the famous Sable. 
38-inch stems, well branched, with every good quality desired in an Iris. 
Midsesaon and long lasting. HM AIS, 1942; AM, 1944. See page 25. 

INDIGLOW (Schortman, '59) Each $25.00 

Deepest violet-blue, velvety and brilliant, gigantic in size and faultless in 
form. What more can one ask? Placement on the heavy stalks is ideal 
and they will reach a height of 40 inches. Few plants available. HM 
AIS, 1959. 

IRMA MELROSE (DeForesf, '56) Each $5.00 

Extra large lemon-yellow with faint plicata markings near the beard 
and throat. Although of unusual size the ruffled flowers are graceful and 
long lasting in rain or sun. Stems are very tall but strong and well 
branched. 38-40 inches. HM AIS, 1956. 

JANE PHILLIPS (Graves, '50) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A new light blue that is deeper in color than Helen McGregor, of which 
it is a seedling. It resembles its famous parent in form and size but 
because it carries more color it is distinct and worthy in its own right. 
We have seen no Iris which appears nearer true blue. HM AIS, 1950; 
AM, 1952. See page 22. 

JUNE BRIDE (Hall, '52) Each 75c ; 3 for $2.00 

The picture on page 29 is not quite right for this luscious, mouth- 
watering, deep apricot-pink with the heavy geranium-red beard. It is 
much more pink and less buff than the color plate indicates. Such 
delectable shades are associated with Tuberous Begonias and Gladioli. 
Large flower, horizontal falls, 30 inches in height. HM AIS, 1952. 

JUNE MEREDITH (Muhlestein, '54) Each $3.50 

A complete self of rich, deep pink. In our opinion it is the best pink 
which this well known hybridizer has produced. Color is uniform in 
both standards and falls; vivid and alive. Large flowers on 36-inch stems. 
HM AIS, 1954; AM, 1956. Runner-up for the Dykes Medal in 1958. 
Shown on page 55. 

JUNE SUNLIGHT (McCormick, '53) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

Another brand new solid golden yellow, quite late, which will crowd 
any of the very best for first place. The large, smooth flowers have no 
haft markings. HM AIS, 1953. 

KARACHI (Schreiner, '58) Each $10.00 

Newest of the deep burgundy wine-on-white plicatas, darker, richer and 
redder than Port Wine or Bazaar. In fact, this one is far more red than 
anything else and the only white in it appears as a patch in the center 
area of the broad falls. Large, perfectly formed, on 3-foot stems. HM 
AIS, 1958. 

KAZAK (Craig, '57) Each $5.00 

A huge full yellow plicata with border of Kazak or near maroon. It's 
the largest, fullest, finest and brightest flower of this color pattern. The 
wide branched stem is perfect, the flowering period exceptionally long 
and heavy; plant vigor is ideal. Height 36 inches. 

KIKI (Graves, '51) Each $3.50 

From a cross of Helen McGregor and Great Lakes came this marvelous 
clear blue of spreading form. Rarely seen but sure to please those look- 
ing for clean sparkling color. 38 inches. HM AIS, 1953. 



LADY ALBRIGHT (Muhlestein, '50) Each $1.50 

A beautiful and brilliant blend, the standards golden copper and the 
falls deep lavender-rose with an edge to match the standards. Nothing 
else like it. 36-inch, well branched stems. HM AIS, 1950. 

LADY ILSE (K. Smith, '51) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

The brilliant blue of the sky brought down and into the garden in 
a flower of exquisite charm and alluring form. Our picture on page 
1 1 is too dark in tone but it illustrates the perfection of style and 
great width of petals which point up this Iris. 38 inches. HM AIS, 
1952; AM, 1955. 

LADY MOHR (Salbach, '44) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

An altogether different addition to the interesting Wm. Mohr family 
of Iris; a color combination previously unknown in the tall bearded 
group. Standards are oyster-white, huge and slightly fluted, with 
strong midribs. Falls are pale chartreuse or greenish yellow, with 
prominent veining. There is a very' prominent dark patch surround- 
ing the beard. HM AIS, 1944; AM, 1946. Illustrated on page 32. 

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LADY ROGERS (Rogers, '54) Each $5.00 

Delicate light blue, or palest sky-blue, vigorous in growth and production 
of its ethereal azure blossoms. Winner of the President's Cup of the AIS 
in 1959. Not recommended for real cold climates. AM AIS, 1958. 

LANTANA (DeForest, '54) Each $2.50 

Very brilliant golden tan, flushed with hues of bright violet and blue. As 
colorful as a Golden Pheasant and, in fact, this would have been a very 
appropriate name! A large flower with broad oval falls and heavy yellow 
beard. 42 inches tall. HM AIS, 1956. 

LA ROSITA (Hall, '60) Each $15.00 

A large, broad petaled, soft uniform rose self. Area below the beard is 
paler, almost white, in center. Haft markings are not conspicuous, but 
give a rosy tan flush near the center of the flower. Beard is pale tangerine 
—not red. Photo is a good likeness but the beard hardly deep enough. 
Very tall— 3640 inches. See page 53. 

LAVANESQUE (Schreiner, '53) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 

A winsomely ruffled improvement on Pink Plume. Color is an even shade 
of delicate orchid-pink, the very broad petals nicely ruffled, the beard and 
hafts rich gold. This is a very full-bodied flower in all its parts . . . pos- 
sibly the very finest of all the orchid or lilac-purple. 40 inches tall. 
HM AIS, 1955; AM, 1959. 

LEADING LADY (Lyell, '50) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A perky and lightly ruffled flower with bright pale yellow stand- 
ards and creamy white falls edged yellow. A great favorite with 
all visitors as it makes a stunning clump. HM AIS, 1950; AM, 
1954. Pictured on page 30. 

LILAC LANE (Whiting, '47) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Pink-toned lilac self, not a pink but a very delicate mauve color of heavy 
substance. Beard is very pale yellow. There are few, if any, modern Iris 
which resemble this one in color tone. We regard it as one of the loveliest 
new things and among Mrs. Whiting's best. Slightly ruffled, very refined 
in effect, 3 feet tall. HM AIS, 1948; AM, 1951. Shown on page 31. 


LIMELIGHT (Hall, '52) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

A canary-yellow to greenish yellow Chantilly, very much larger than that 
famous ruffled and frilled member of the pink strain. It is a Sunray seed- 
ling, all yellow with a lighter area on the falls. One of the most novel Iris 
we have ever grown and one of the most beautiful as well. The lace-like 
blossoms are produced on 35-inch stems. HM AIS, 1952; AM, 1954. See 
page 22. 


LOTTE LEMBRICH (Lapham, '51) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Two shades of lilac . . . the standards like some of the "pink" 
lilacs, the falls a deeper, or old-fashioned lilac hue. The beard 
is bright tangerine. Very large, rounded blossoms; truly dif- 
ferent. 37 inches. 

LYNN HALL (Hall, '57) Each $6.00 

Since 1953, when this deep pink first bloomed in the 
Hall garden in Illinois, we have been asked when it 
would be available. It invariably draws a crowd of ad- 
mirers. The picture on page 30 is very close to the actual 
bloom ... a very deep and uniform shade of luscious 
pink. It flowers freely, is beautifully branched and grows 
and increases vigorously. 3 feet in height. HM AIS. 1957; 
AM, 1959. 

MARY RANDALL (Fay, '51) Each $2.50 

This deep rose-pink self, with bright tangerine-red beard 
is a new color in Iris. The flowers are large and have 
a thickness of petal seen in few other varieties. Haft is 
very wide, free from markings. The form of this Iris is 
near perfection and the flowers are well spaced along a 
nicely branched, 36-inch stem. Produces wonderful seed- 
lings. Dykes Medal, 1954. Illustrated on page 11 

MATTIE GATES (Sass, '46) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Exquisite wax-like blossoms with a pronounced sheen. 
A cool, soft yellow with bright gold on a crisp white 
heart. A cleaner flower than Golden Fleece, taller and 
larger than Misty Gold. HM AIS, 1946; AM, 1950. 

MAY HALL (Hall, '54) Each $2.50 

In the opinion of Mr. Hall this is the best flamingo-pink 
he has thus far turned out. The color is clear, clean, and 
bright, a shade of pink which everyone expects in a 
flower of this hue. Many spreading blossoms to the stem, 
good branching, and a vivid beard to set it off. 36 inches 
tall. HM AIS, 1954; AM, 1956. Shown on page 10. 


LOVELY LETTY (Hall, '60) Each $15.00 

Bright violet-blue with very brilliant tangerine beard. 30-32 inches tall, with many 
flowers. Very flaring falls, standing almost horizontal— a fine feature for an Iris of 
medium height. Self colored except for the fiery beard. Shown on page 55. 

LUCY LEE (Gibson, '60) Each $15.00 

Clean sparkling white with bright red-violet stitching; of a size and quality that 
sets a new standard in plicatas of this color combination. The illustration lacks 
the flash and vividness of the actual flower but it does show the symmetrical form, 
broad petals and moderate ruffling which are typical. It is very large, the stems 
tall and fully branched and it produces an abundance of bloom. The beard is 
light yellow on a gleaming white haft. Height 3 feet. See page 55. 


MAY MAGIC (Schreiner, '56) Each $3.50 

A fresh, light hearted, radiant orchid-pink. Not related 
to nor resembling the flamingo-pinks, it is a frilly edi- 
tion of the Pink Plume and Lavanesque series. Luscious 
and delicate, with opalescent hues. HM AIS. 1956. Shown 
on page 9. 

MAYTIME (Whiting, '50) 

Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Two tones of bright orchid-pink. This is 
one of Mrs. Whiting's best— a handsomely 
formed full flower with lots of color. There 
is a definite contrast in the color of stand- 
ards and falls, making it a near amoena. 
36 inches. HM AIS, 1950; AM, 1953. Pic- 
tured on page 23. 

MAZATLAN (Hall, '59) Each $10.00 
Our picture on page 50 is an excellent like- 
ness of the flower. Standards are practically 
snow-white, flushed amber at the base. Falls 
have a white ground but blend into blue 
beyond the center. Beard is red-orange on 
an amber ground. The entire flower is 
fringed and shirred at the margins. It is 
from pink breeding but the number is not 
available. 30-33 inches, well branched. We 
named it for the exciting fishing re- 
sort on the West Coast of Mexico, 
with its white fleecy clouds, blue 
skies and waters and brilliant sunsets. 

MELODRAMA (Cook, '56) 

Each $15.00 

This new break in Iris breeding has 
attracted wide attention and stock 
has been almost unattainable. The standards are pale 
violet, deepening in tone to the deep lilac of the flaring 
falls. With its very broad petals and huge size it will be 
immediately spotted in any planting. 40 inches. HM 
AIS, 1956; AM, 1958. Runner-up for Dykes Medal. 1960. 
See page 53. 

MELODY LANE (Hall, '49) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Bright glistening golden apricot, although it came from 
two flamingo-pink seedlings. The color is most attrac- 
tive and new. with great carrying power in the garden. 
Many of these new shades crop out in the offspring from 
pink parents. The flowers are very large with some ruf- 
fling, good form and a heavy brilliant tangerine beard. 
Early with 36-inch stems. HM AIS. 1950; AM, 1952. See 
page 31. 


Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

Massive white plicata, entirely different from all others. 
It has a broad band of wine-purple stitching at the edges 
of the enormous flaring falls, and this same color is re- 
peated in the standards. The whole flower is slightly 
ruffled. A thoroughly fine Iris in every way, and a husky 
grower. HM AIS, 1943; AM, 1945. 

MISSION STARLITE (Hamblin, '56) Each $3.50 

Silvery French blue . . . rich violet veinings at the haft 
gives it charm and individuality. The beard is blue. Crisp, 
heavy substance. 36 inches. HM AIS, 1956. 

MISS ST. LOUIS (Benson, '58) Each $12.50 

Very deep apricot-pink, the edges of the petals crimped 
and lacy. Intensity of coloring is heightened by the fiery 
beards and it is a profuse bloomer. 32 inches. HM AIS, 

MOONLIGHT SONATA (Stevens, '46) 

Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

A soft luminous yellow to sulphur tone. Petals are finely 
notched at the edges and the beard is the same color as 
the rest of the flower. Very distinct and good. Height just 
under 3 feet. See page 35. 


Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

Bright cream and rose bicolor or in some lights, cream 
and salmon. Standards cream tinted pink, falls creamy 
old rose; deeper rose in the central portions. It is most 
vigorous as a plant, with robust stems and flowers of extra 
large size. Height 40 in. HM AIS, 1952. Pictured on page 

MOULIN ROUGE (Tompkins, '54) 

Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 

Very deep red with a purple overlay, hard to describe. 
This new Iris appealed to us as something really different 
among the dark reds. 34 inches. HM AIS, 1954. 

MULBERRY ROSE (Schreiner, '41) 

Each 60c ; 3 for $1.50 

Aptly described by the name, this Iris is actually some- 
thing new and different in coloring. Very tall stems hold 
the self-colored blooms well aloft, and the branching is 
good. Most unusual in color, it might be termed a deep 
pinkish mulberry, strongly shaded brown. The heavy 
bronze beard is an added asset. HM AIS, 1943; AM. 1944. 

MY HONEYCOMB (Gibson, '59) Each $12.00 

A molasses and honey blended plicata of great size and 
excellent branching, embracing the quality of Taholah, 
one of its parents, in a taller and flashing combination of 
colors. The illustration on page 47 shows what to expect 
... a giant Firecracker, deeper, richer and with twice 
the stem of this fine old favorite. Height 36-38 inches. HM 
AIS, 1960. 

NATIVE DANCER (Fay, '54) Each $2.50 

Peach-pink, the beard bright tangerine. Notable for the 
great quantity of flowers borne on each stem, often up 
to twelve blooms on the main stem. Wide hafts and semi- 
flaring falls, the standards closed. 38 inches in height. 
HM AIS, 1955; AM, 1957. 

NEW SNOW (Fay, '46) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A white Iris which is neither a warm nor a cold white 
but is as white as new snow. The beard is full and light 
yellow, adding a great deal of life. This is the only color 
in the flower, as there are no haft veinings or markings. 
Stalk is sturdy and well branched, 40 inches tall, the big 
flowers very much ruffled and flaring. One of the world's 
best white Iris. HM AIS, 1946; AM, 1948. 


NOMOHR (Gibson, '55) Each $3.00 

An odd shade of wax-yellow, described as "bamboo-cream." This is from a cross 
of Snow Flurry and Elmohr and the very large flowers show their onco parent- 
age. The substance is very thick and heavy, the large blooms beautifully formed. 
HM AIS, 1956. 40 inches in height. See page 13. 

NIGHT 'N DAY (DeForest, '55) Each $6.00 

Standards are pale Hortense violet, almost white, the falls 
broad and flaring; a smooth deep violet overlaid velvety 
black. Beard is rich yellow. One of the very finest in this 
now popular and striking color combination. 36 inches in 
height; large flowers. 

NUEVO LAREDO (Kleinsorge, '56) Each $3.50 

This distinct Iris is an odd shade of coppery tan with suffusion of violet and 
brown. It is very large in size, the petals waved and curled in the manner of 
Cascade Splendor, to which it is related. The growth is vigorous, with tall stems 
and ideal branching. The picture on page 14 is a very good likeness. Named for 
the colorful Mexican town on the Rio Grande. Height 3'/2 to 4 feet. 


OH BOY! (Grinter, '59) Each $5.00 

Waxy chrome-yellow, a complete self, very large in size and of extra 
heavy petal texture. This was sent to us for trial along with Blue 
Grotto and they make a pair of excellent companions. Heavy stems 
and foliage. 3 feet tall. 

OLYMPIC TORCH (Schreiner, '58) Each $10.00 

This grand coppery yellow-bronze is our choice of all the Schreiner 
introductions. It has great size, moderate ruffling, lovely even color- 
ing, and perfect height and branching. 40 inches; late. HM AIS. 1958; 
AM, 1960. Pictured on page 42. 

OLA KALA (J. Sass, '43) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Just now we have an abundance of fine deep yellow Irises, but here 
is one that perhaps outdoes all the others for depth of color and in 
addition it is heavily ruffled. Medium large flowers on nicely branch- 
ed, 36-inch stalks. So yellow it is almost on the orange side. HM 
AIS, 1943; AM, 1945; Dykes Medal, 1948. See page 33. 

ORANGE BANNER (Waters, '55) Each $5.00 

Handsome and brilliant orange-yellow of very large size; it is, in fact, 
one of the largest of all. The heavy beard is slightly deeper in shade 
than the rest of the flower. Petals are broad and well formed. 34 
inches. HM AIS. 1955. 


ORELIO (DeForest, '47) Each 75c ; 3 for $2.00 

Deep crimson-brown, more red than brown. Obtained from Casa 
Morena crossed with Garden Flame, which will convey some idea as 
to the color of this rich Iris. It is large, tall and well branched. HM 
AIS, 1948. Shown on page 29. 

ORIENTAL GLORY (Salbach, '50) Each 75c ; 3 for $2.00 

Stunning rich red blend, with mahogany standards and falls ma- 
hogany-brown shading to gold at the haft. The entire center of each 
fall carries a very brilliant blue blaze. Different and well named. 
HM AIS, 1952. 

PACEMAKER (Lapham, '50) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

One of the best red Iris of all. The color is uniform in standards and 
falls without veins on the haft; a warm red tone, on the orange rather 
than the purple or wine side. The rich beard is bronzy gold. 36 
inches in height. HM AIS, 1950. 

PAGAN PRINCESS (Douglas, '48) 

Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

Deep pink to rose to velvety fuchsia-red, with tan- 
gerine-red beard. The rounded falls are bordered 
pink, like the standards. Tall, slender stems but the 
flowers are of great size. A good contrast with the 

PALE PRIMROSE (Whiting, '46) 

Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A late, cool primrose-yellow with a touch of wax- 
yellow at the haft. Of an attractive and useful color, 
the form of this Iris is its great distinctive feature. 
It is oval with standards closed and swirled at the 
top; the falls are long but so wide they nearly touch 
each other, the effect is of a huge yellow rosebud. 
Very late, high branched and tall— most effective in 
back of a planting. HM AIS, 1950. See page 29. 

PALOMINO (Hall, '52) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Related to the pinks but the only suggestion of pink 
is in the standards. The falls are pale ivory with an 
amber-copper shoulder and thin band all the way 
around. Beard is like a bonfire, 
rich, redder and more dominant 
than the illustration inside the 
front cover, although this is really 
a very excellent portrayal of this 
variety. For size. form, substance, 
branching and truly marvelous 
color this is indeed supreme. Height 
3 ft. HM AIS, 1952; AM, 1954. 
Shown also on page 23. 

PASTELLA (Hall, '53) 

Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Extra large lavender-rose self, from 
flamingo-pink parentage. Pastella is 
not a pink, however. It is a luscious 
shade of lavender with an all-over rosy 
cast, standards and falls the same 
color. The beard is tangerine-orange. 
Of medium height and with limited branching, but 
so outstanding otherwise as to attract attention from 
all visitors. HM AIS, 1956. 

PATHFINDER (Whiting, '48) 

Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A big, broad petaled. pearly rose-pink with very 
heavy substance. Actually a blend, rather than a 
pink, with some coppery suffusion about the haft 
and style arms. The beard is yellow. Height 36 inches 
HM AIS, 1948. See page 22. 

PATIENCE (Schortman, '55) Each $4.00 

A rare shade of rich magenta or light red-violet, 
standards and falls uniform in color, the beard cream 
tipped yellow. Wide petaled and very large in size, 
the branching ideal and the heavv stems reaching 40 
inches. HM AIS, 1956; AM, 1958. 

PATRICE (DeForest, '45) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

A white plicata which we like very much and which 
we regard as different from the many others listed. 
Standards light cream flushed pale rosy lavender; 
falls sparkling white brushed bright gold across the 
haft which is speckled rose-brown. Refined, clean 
and very brilliant. Tall and large, with all good 
points. HM AIS, 1946. See page 33. 

PATRICIAN (H. Hall, '53) Each $3.50 

Here is an Iris which has forged into the forefront of recent novelties, 
and with good reason. Standards are pure white, lightly flushed yel- 
low at the base. The falls are wide and flaring, also white, but with 
a heavy overlay of gold entirely covering the hafts. Exceptionally 
large, evenly balanced. HM AIS, 1953; AM, 1958; President's Cup, 
1958. 36 inches in height. See page 9. 

PHOEBUS APOLLO (White, '54) Each $3.00 

One of the deepest, brightest and richest of the yellows. Said to con- 
tain some onco blood but neither blossom nor plant growth indicates 
this. The coloring is intense and clear, the flowers ruffled and semi- 
flaring. A real beauty! 38-inch stems. HM AIS, 1955. 

PIERRE MENARD (Fought, '48) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Finest of the new medium toned blues. The introducer calls it a 
hyacinth-blue, with some of the fine netting in slightly deeper shade 
that distinguishes Great Lakes. Beard is canary-yellow. Very flaring 
in form, large, with broad segments. 36 to 40 inches tall. A verv late 
Iris. HM AIS, 1948; AM, 1950. See page 30. 


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PINK BOUNTIFUL fCoofc, '49; Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

Selected as the largest and best of all the orchid-pinks raised by Paul Cook. Large, 
perfectly formed flowers with broad petals, smooth satiny texture and very heavy 
substance. Husky in growth and extremely floriferous, 38 to 40 inches tall. A very 
beautiful Iris! HM AIS, 1951. 

PiNK FORMAL (Muhlestein, '49) 

Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Very large, wide petaled deep pink on the salmon 
side with a deep red-tangerine beard. The flowers 
have a thickness of petal rarely found in pinks and 
it produces excellent seedlings. HM AIS. 1949; AM, 

PINK FULFILLMENT (Muhlesiein, '54) 

Each $15.00 

Large, wide flaring, medium deep pink with a lighter 
pink area on the falls. It is taller than either Pink 
Enchantment or June Meredith but is in the same 
unique shade or hue of pink which distinguishes 
this trio. Produces remarkable seedlings. HM AIS, 
1954; AM, 1956; President's Cup, 1954. 

PINK PLUME (Schreiner, '51) 

Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A self colored orchid-pink, large, lighter and more 
pink than Dreamcastle, which it somewhat resembles. 
Because of its clear color and extra "carrying power," 
we think it is one of the best introductions of the 
past few seasons. Height 3 feet. HM AIS. 1952: AM, 
1954. See page 41. 

PINK SENSATION (David Hall, '48) 

Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

From the garden of the world's foremost breeder of 
pink Irises we selected this new creation when it 
first flowered in the spring of 1946. True delicate 
light pink, without any influence of lilac or salmon 
tones, and sporting the famous tangerine or orange- 
red beard, it is just the kind of pink Iris you have 
been wanting. PINK SENSATION is a large flower, 
full and rounded in form, with laciniated petal 
edges. Extremely early— one of the very first of the 
tall bearded to come into flower. Height about 33 
inches. HM AIS, 1950; AM, 1952. See page 29. 

PINNACLE (Stevens, '49) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

With standards of clear sparkling white and well 
formed broad falls of clean primrose-vellow this is 
reallv something new in Iris. Bred in New Zealand: 
it is a good grower with perfect branching on 3-foot 
stems. HM AIS, 1949: AM, 1951. Illustrated on page 

PIN-UP GIRL (Noyd, '56) Each $5.00 

Standards are creamy white and the falls are peachy 
apricot, providing a new and much sought combin- 
ation. Beard is deep orange-apricot. Should be valu- 
able as a breeder for a pink amoena. 34 inches. 

PLAINSMAN (Kleinsorge, '58) Each $8.00 

This is a further link in the chain of tans, browns 
and apricot blends for which Doctor Kleinsorge has 
become favorably known the 'world over. The great, 
flat flowers, with the delightful form of Cascade 
Splendor, usually open in groups of three on especial- 
ly well branched heavy stems. Color is a soft shade 
of golden tan, tinged apricot. Height 3 feet. 

PINK CAMEO (Fay, '46) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

One of the new series of "flamingo-pinks"— a true pink devoid of violet influence— 
the kind of pink Iris we have all been wishing to see. Color is described as pale 
cameo-pink, a self, with a startling beard, like a tongue of flame on the hafts. An Iris 
of good size, 3 feet in height. HM AIS, 1946; AM, 1948. See page 35. 

PINK CHIMES (Hall, '57) Each $3.00 

This might be termed a "refined" Pink Sensation. It is about the same size and has 
the same characteristics as that popular variety but is deeper in color, much smoother 
in finish and has been noted by some as the "pinkest" Hall Iris we have grown thus 
far. The rich pink falls carry a smooth overlay of old gold near the base of the stand- 
ards. There is no veining and the beard is fiery tangerine. Prolific in growth and very 
free blooming with large flowers. 34 inches. HM AIS, 1957. 

PINK ENCHANTMENT (Muhlesiein, '54) Each $15.00 

Deepest color of all the new pinks, with a bright cerise beard. It is not as large a 
flower as June Meredith, nor is it quite as tall, but the color is more intense. Has 
increased slowly with us but it is well worth waiting for. Earlv. 32 inches. HM AIS, 
1954; AM, 1957. 

POINT LACE (Gibson, '60) Each $20.00 

Here is a big. clean, ivory-cream-pink flower with 
tangerine beard. As the name implies, the entire 
blossom is fringed with lace at the edges— both stand- 
ards and falls. Even the style arms carry this orna- 
mentation. Unlike so many recent "lacy" introduc- 
tions this one has size, including extra broad falls 
of flaring form. Standards are domed, with heavy 
mid-ribs. Harold Fletcher. President of the British 
Iris Society, toured this country at Iris time in 1959. 
In commenting, he wrote, "Point Lace, I think, is 
the best thing that I saw anywhere." Stalks arc rigid 
and reach a height of 36 inches. 

POLAR CAP (Stevens, '56) Each $5.00 

A new combination— snowy standards and pale blue 
falls. From the New Zealand originator of the pop- 
ular Pinnacle and other unique breeding achieve- 
ments. Polar Cap possesses ideal form and large size 
in addition to good branching. HM AIS, 1956. 


PORT WINE (Sass, '50) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Deep wine-red standards shot with white, the falls broad and rounded 
with an almost solid border of wine-purple. The color is sharp and 
vivid— a quality missing in many plicatas with less heavy pattern. Height 
3 feet. HM AIS, 1950; AM, 1953. See page 31. 

PRETENDER (Cook, '51) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

The best of a series of "blue-failed variegatas" from the originator of 
Amigo, Indiana Night, Pink Bountiful, Dreamcastle, Tranquil Moon 
and a multitude of famed varieties. Standards are soft yellow, falls solid 
velvety blue-purple with narrow lighter margin. Genuinely different! 35 
inches tall with large flowers. HM AIS, 1952; AM, 1955. Shown on page 27. 

PRETTY CAROL (Hamblen, '59) Each $15.00 

Lovely rich orchid self with a lighter area in the center of the falls, 
highlighted by a complementary tangerine beard. The large flowers are 
broad and fully formed, stalks heavy and well branched, reaching three 
feet or more. One of the very best from this new hybridizer of excep- 
tional seedlings. HM AIS, 1959. 

PRETTYFiELD (Cook, '59) Each $20.00 

Clean white standards; white falls delicately banded or flushed clear blue 
around the outer margins. The beard is bright yellow. This may sound 
like the familiar blue plicata pattern but it is a decidedly dif- 
ferent type. Emma Cook and Wonderment are in this category. 
Large flower; 36-inch stems. We like this one very much. HM Mtk 
AIS. 1959. 

PRETTY GAY (Plough, '57) Each $5.00 

Pure white with a startling fiery red beard. There are no haft 
markings to mar its chaste beauty. Increases rapidly, blooms freely 
and branches well. HM AIS, 1957. 

PRETTY QUADROON (Kleinsorge, '48) Each $1 .50; 3 for $4.00 

Smooth, metallic, light copper-brown or pale tan, with a hint of laven- 
der and gold as an undertone. The flowers are of faultless form— wide 
hafts, spreading falls and large, closed standards. The beard is brown. 
It is a color most difficult to describe but it has much more life and 
attraction than these coppery tans usually provide. Height 33 to 36 
inches. HM AIS, 1948; AM, 1950. Pictured on page 12. 



RADIATBON (Hall, 48) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

A pleasing tone of orchid-pink, the standards and falls the same color, with a 
remarkable deep tangerine beard and burnt orange glow at the heart. Stand- 
ards of the large flowers are domed, the falls semi-flaring and very wide. 
Heavv substance and sturdv growth on 32-inch, well branched stalks. HM 
AIS, 1948; AM, 1950. See page 24. 

RAINBOW ROOM (Sass, '46) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A multi-colored blend with almost all of the tints of the rainbow. Standards 
yellow to light buff, falls yellowish at the edges, merging into violet and 
deepening to metallic blue at the end of the beard. Standards are frilled and 
the falls are nicely ruffled. 3 feet. HM AIS, 1947; AM, 1951. Shown on page 24. 


PRINCE OF MONACO (Kleinsorge, '56) Each $3.50 

A regal flower in two shades of purple, heavily suffused brown 
on the haft and sporting a rich yellow beard. The standards are 
brilliant violet-blue, with crinkled appearance of a Poppy petal. 
The broad falls flare out widely and are waved at the edges, a 
lustrous deep violet-purple which has the appearance of heavy 
velvet. Stalks are strong and reach almost 4 feet in height. 

QUECHEE (Know/fon, '50) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A handsome garnet-red self. Standards are cupped, the falls flar- 
ing and rounded and the bronze beard is thick and heavy. It is 
one of the reddest and is an easv grower, producing its brilliant 
flowers on 36-inch stalks. HM AIS. 1950. 

QUEEN'S LACE (Muhlestein, '55) Each $5.00 

Warm creamy white, deepening to creamy yellow at the heart and 
near the margins. The entire flower is heavily crimped and fring- 
ed with Chantilly lace. Neither large nor tall but very lovely. HM 
AIS, 1955; AM, 1957. 

QUEEN'S TASTE (Douglas, '52) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

Lavender-pink standards with a strong mid-rib. The falls are a 
blended rose to violet-red. the entire flower full and very large in 
size. Everyone is attracted to it and wants to know all about it. 
New and different. HM AIS, 1953; AM, 1955. Shown on page 19. 



RAJAH BROOKE (Norton, '45) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

Rich topaz-yellow standards shot with bronze; the falls deep pigeon- 
blood-red. Haft solidly colored, clear into the throat, giving the flow- 
er an extra rich effect. Not brilliant and garish, Rajah Brooke is an 
Iris in luxurious subdued hues remindful of an Oriental rug. HM 
AIS, 1946. In color on page 33. 

RANGER (Kleinsorge, '43) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Dark but very bright, almost true crimson-red. A decided self, with 
long, cone-shaped, closed standards and wide falls of glossy velvet. 
Bronze-orange beard on a brownish toned haft, with very little ven- 
ation. One of the last to bloom, a sure producer of flowers and lots 
of them, with straight stems and fine branching. Very large. 36 inches 
tall. HM AIS, 1944; AM. 1946. See page 25. 

ROYAL VIOLET (Riddle, '59) Each $15.00 

The great size and all-around majesty of this fine Iris cannot be ade- 
quately brought out in our picture on page 50. It is more blue than 
Violet Hills, velvety rather than silky and the beard is light blue 
to almost white. The petals are extremely broad and flaring. In the 
originator's garden the heavy, well branched stalks reached a height 
of 40 inches. Here is fit companionship for Iris royalty! HM AIS, 1959. 

SABLE NIGHT (P. Cook, '52) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 

Richest black velvet, with a very deep glow of underlying red. Heavy 
bronze beard. Winner of the Dykes Medal in 1955. One of the "5 Iris 
of the Year" for 1961. Will sell out early. Shown on page 10. 

RASPBERRY RIBBON (Schreiner, '51) Each $1.00 

If you like the plicata Minnie Colquitt you will exclaim over this red- 
der, more contrasty, more brilliant improvement. The standards are 
almost completely raspberry-red, the falls gleaming white in the cen- 
ter of a surrounding band matching the standards. Beard is orange. 
HM AIS, 1951; AM, 1955. 

SAN ANTONE (Kleinsorge, '47) Each 75c ; 3 for $2.00 

A deep tan or sand-brown self, imposing in size and manner of 
growth, with extra broad falls and beautiful form. The immense 
buds unfold into huge flowers perfectly spaced, many to the stem. 
Just enough ruffling to lend grace. HM AIS, 1948. 

REGINA MARIA (Hinkle, '55) Each $7.50 
A huge flaring medium blue, a suggestion of 
powder-blue being present but it is not a 
dull shade. Elegantly smooth and well form- 
ed, it ranks with the best of those which 
might be termed the perfect Iris. 36 inches, 
well branched. HM AIS, 1955; AM, 1957. 

REHOBETH (DeForest, '53) 

Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 

Palest sky-blue— almost the lightest shade of 
blue imaginable! Of such perfect form and 
thick texture that it appears to be wrought 
from porcelain. The blooms measure seven 
inches and over. HM AIS, 1954; AM, 1956. 
Premio Firenze Award in Italy. 1957. See 
page 24. 

RIVIERA (Plough, '57) Each $7.50 

Soft Dresden-yellow, almost a self except for 
a white flush below the beard. There is a 
hint of delicate blue on this white area. 
Flowers are massive in size, ruffled and laced 
at the margins. This is one of our favorites 
among the newer things. Medium late; 3 
feet. HM AIS, 1958. 

ROMANESQUE (Hall, '60) Each $20.00 

A very large, deep mulberry flower, near the 
color of Elmohr but a bit more "rosy." The 
beard is not heavy but is quite reddish. Ruf- 
fled and waved, with very broad standards 
and falls. Stalks are tall and stiff, the branch- 
ing very good. This was a "stunner" here 
last year. 

ROSE AMETHYST (Kleinsorge, '57) 

Each $3.50 

A new plum-colored Iris with rosy glow and 
soft brown hafts. Unique in color, the flow- 
ers large and perfectly formed; we are quite 
sure that you will find it a lovely garden sub- 
ject and one that will attract immediate at- 
tention in any collection of the very finest. 
Not a gay color but rather one of subtle rich- 
ness. Height 3 feet or over. See page 56. 

ROSEDALE (Hall, '52) 

Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

Much ruffled salmon-pink blend, the 
falls held squarely horizontal. A two- 
year clump is a mass of bloom. It is 
very late, about 30 inches in height, 
ideal for the front of the border. HM 
AIS, 1954. See page 18. 

ROYAL SOVEREIGN (Sievens, '51) 
Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Brilliant golden orange with a bur- 
nished overlay of metallic bronze. A 
smoother and cleaner Iris than Rock- 
et, with much the same color effect 
and it does not burn in the sun. Very 
large, on 38-inch stems. HM AIS, 1953. 



SIERRA SKIES (Schorfman, '54) Each $4.00 

Here we have the blue of a bright blue skv, the large blossoms 
superbly held on tall stems, the wide falls flaring gracefully. This 
lovely Iris is in great demand as one which comes nearest to spectrum- 
blue.' 38 inches. HM AIS, 1954; AM, 1956. 

SILVERTONE (Hall, '59) Each $10.00 

A beautifully proportioned silvery pale blue— almost white— with 
tangerine beard. There is a slight hint of orchid in the color of this 
very large Iris. It has been used by Mr. Hall to obtain a wide range 
of seedlings in pale orchid and blue-white tints with tangerine beards. 
This is a parent of "Step Forward.'" Heavy stems. 36 inches. HM 
AIS. 1960. See page 49. 

SKY CRYSTAL (Sass, '55) Each $5.00 

Wide Gardenia-like white with a slight blue cast, lightly ruf- 
fled. A cool but quite spectacular new Iris. 38 inches. HM 
AIS. 1955. 

SOLID GOLD (Kleinsorge, '51) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

The deepest yellow imaginable, without actually being orange 
rather than yellow. Huge in size, very wide at the haft, ideallv 
formed and supremely branched. Height over 3 feet. It is the 
parent of Full Reward and Front Page. HM AIS. 1951: AM, 
1953. See page 26. 

SOLID MAHOGANY (J. Sass, '44) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

This grand red is one of the finest dark Irises of recent years. Beau- 
tifully formed, the color is aptly described by the name. A deep 
bronze-gold beard accents the richness of the plush-like falls. Height 
3 feet. HM AIS, 1944; AM, 1947. See page 37. 


SOUTH PACIFIC (Smith, '54) Each $3.00 

Famous light blue, introduced at one hundred dollars per rhizome. 
Regarded by many judges as the best of its color, it is perfectly form- 
ed, bright and silkv, 40 inches tall. The beard is almost white. HM 
AIS, 1954; AM, 1958. Shown on page 54. 

SPANISH FANDANGO (Kleinsorge, '51) Each $1.50 

A swirling and ruffly affair in brilliant coppery yellow" and vivid 
chestnut-red. Those familiar with the variety Mexico will recognize 
this as a lively improvement on that popular and distinct Iris. Span- 
ish Fandango is a rampant grower, easily reaching 4 feet, with plenty 
of good wide branching and lots of big frilled blossoms. All eves will 
be upon it! HM AIS, 1952. 

SPANISH PEAKS (Loomis, '47) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

One of the really great new Irises of the day, from the hybridizer 
who gave the world the famous Elmohr. Spanish Peaks may prove 
to be the supreme white of all— a pure clean flower of immense pro- 
portions. It has everything, including giant size, graceful form, tall 
stems and perfect branching. HM AIS. 1948; AM, 1950. 


SPOTLIGHT (Schreiner, '52) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A rich golden orange-yellow of impressive size and stature with won- 
derful branching and flowers of ideal form. There is a bright patch 
of white on each fall, just below the beard. Certainly a spotlight in 
the garden! 40 inches. 

SAVAGE (Craig, '49) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

Broadly flaring flower in a new and different shade of red— a subtle 
blending of bronze and magenta. A real eye-catcher with brilliant 
color hard to describe. 34 inches tall. HM AIS, 1951. 

SHEIK OF ARABY (Wickersham, '60) Each $17.50 

When you see this grand new blend you will just instinctively think 
of Persian rugs and the Arabian Nights! A symphony in muted 
violets, bronze and copper, its gorgeous colors might aptly bedeck a 
Prince of the storied Middle-East. The very large flowers lack noth- 
ing in either form, substance or width of petal that goes into the 
making of a perfect Iris. Stems are strong and sturdy, the branching 
well placed. Height is about 36-38 inches. Shown on page 54. 

SHY MERMAID (Kleinsorge, '58) Each $6.00 

A tall, stately rose colored flower with tawny russet hafts and style 
arms. The beard is bronze-oiange. The falls flare widely and are 
gracefully ruffled and curled at the margins. Flowers are large and 
placement along the sturdy, well branched stems is ideal. Height 
36-40 inches. 

SPRING CHARM (Hall, '58) Each $6.00 

Standards are pure bright pink, the falls a sort of buff-pink with 
heavy reddish beard. This is an exceptionally large Iris, the petals 
broad and smoothly tailored, rounded in form and the falls flare 
gracefully. Very late, over three feet tall, with heavy stalks and large 
foliage. If you like them big. and still not coarse, you will really go 
for this one! 

SPRING FESTIVAL (Hall, '58) Each $10.00 

This is shown on page 45 in as nearly exact reproduction as our en- 
gravers have ever turned out. It is not a deep shade of pink but is 
rather a definite appleblossom tint with heavy geranium-red beards. 
The flowers are very large, faultlessly formed and slightly ruffled. 
Stems are tall with the blooms widely spaced. It has both character 
and color of its own which set it apart from such distinguished va- 
rieties as May Hall. Lynn Hall and Pink Chimes. Plant growth is 
robust and it increases rapidly. Height 36 to 40 inches. HM AIS, 1958. 

STATEN ISLAND (K. Smith, '47) Each 75c ; 3 for $2.00 

Generally regarded as the finest true variegata of all. Standards bright 
golden yellow, falls velvety red, edged with a very narrow band of 
gold. 38 inches tall. HM AIS. 1948; AM. 1951. 



STEP FORWARD (Hall, '59) Each $10.00 

Truly a gigantic flower of light lavender-blue on imposing stems. 
Although of great size it appears graceful and attractive because 
of the waved or ruffled extra wide falls. The stalks will reach 
38-40 inches and the branching is ideal. Here will be a candidate 
for first prize in the "largest bloom" class, and a very beautiful 
one, too. This is an extraordinary Iris in a somewhat staid color group. 
Pictured on page 49. 

STOP (Craig, '57) Each $3.50 

Here is a big blood-red especially recommended for the South. Ta 
strong and vigorous with abundant large flowers. May not be hardy in 
cold sections but makes a great show in California. 

STORM WARNING (Sckreiner, '53) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

This new "black" has both great size and a 36-inch stalk to set it apart 
from most of its competitors. The color tends to the red-black rather 
than the blue-black of many of our other dark ones. A sumptuous sheen 
and perfect form are added fine qualities. The beard is deep bronze. 
HM AIS, 1954. One of the "five Iris of the year" for 1959. 

STRIPED BUTTERFLY (Noyd, '58) Each $17.50 

An intense medium shade of blue with an utterly different pattern of 
deep violet-blue lines extending out on the widely flaring falls. There 
is a slight olive cast on the haft and the beard is bright yellow. Contains 
onco blood and has "that look." Well branched, 36-inch stems. HM 
AIS, 1958. 

SUNRAY (Hall, '50) Each 75c ; 3 for $2.00 

A large ruffled light yellow of quite ideal form and extra heavy sub- 
stance. One parent is the pink Floradora. These pinks give a sheen and 
brilliance to their offspring rarely found in yellows. The 36-inch stems 
and branching are excellent. It is a fast increaser, hardy and an out- 
standing parent for ruffled pinks and yellows. A well grown stem of 
Sunray is well nigh the perfect Iris. HM AIS, 1951. 

SUNSET BLAZE (Kleinsorge, '48) Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A tall and huge golden flame-salmon blend, almost a red, but with so 
much of the gold influence in it that it is not really a red Iris. You have 
seen the sun look much like this just before it sinks over the horizon. 
Both standards and falls are extra large and the haft and beard are 
bright golden yellow. A most impressive flower, blooming very early on 
widely branched stalks reaching 42 inches. Winner of the President's 
Cup at the AIS, convention in 1949. HM AIS, 1949; AM, 1951. Color 
picture on page 28. 

SURPRISE PARTY (Kleinsorge, '55) Each $2.50 

A new combination of colors— rosy lavender standards and golden apri- 
cot falls— pastel hues with definite contrast and strong garden value. 
Good sized flowers on extra well branched 3-foot stems. HM AIS, 1956. 
Pictured on page 9. 

"The Iris came in perfect condition. You are to be commended on the 
quality of your stock." 

EDNA MILHOLLAND, Ukiah, California 

"1 am well pleased with your Iris. They are the first and finest from 

KEITH THOMAS, Anderson, Indiana 





SYLVIA MURRAY (Norton, '44) Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

Derived from Great Lakes crossed with Shining Waters, lighter 
in color than either of the parents and with the silvery smooth- 
ness of pale blue silk. Enormous flowers. 40-inch stems, altogether 
a grand blue Iris. HM AIS, 1946; AM, 1949. 

SYMPHONY (Hinkle, '58) Each $15.00 

Gracefully ruffled sea-blue self, slightly lighter in the center of 
the falls and with some darker texture veining. Petals are wide 
and full, crisp and firm in substance. Midseason; 38 inches. HM 
AIS, 1958. 

TABU (Schreiner, '54) Each $1.50 

An ebony-blue-black self; even the beard is virtually black. Petals 
are glossy and shine in the sun. A larger, taller and much better 
formed Black Forest. Height 38 inches. HM AIS, 1954. 

TAHOLAH (Gibson, '56) Each $7.50 

The picture on page 52 will convey a much more complete and 
accurate description of this new plicata than simple words can tell. 
We had this big ruffled novelty on trial in our display garden for 
two seasons before deciding to introduce it. The ground color is 
creamy ivory, the standards heavily shaded cinnamon-red and the 
falls are evenly brushed with this same russet-red tint on the haft 
and at the outer edges. Long lasting, very large, on stout 3-foot 
stems. The Indian name means "Village bv the Sea." HM AIS, 
1956; AM, 1958. 

TALLCHIEF (Deforest, '56) Each $4.00 

Bright, richly glowing red self, with brilliant orange beard. By the 
Ridgeway color chart it is Brazil-red to carmine. A real advance 
in red Iris, tall, and very well branched. HM AIS, 1957. See page 14. 

TALLY-HO (Hall, '49) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

The upper part of the falls is close to the deep coloring seen in 
bright fuchsia colored Orchids. The domed standards and lower 
part of the falls are lighter. This is something new, pleasing and 
different! The 32-inch stems are stout but a little closely branched 
for such large flower. HM AIS, 1950. See page 41. 

TEMPLE BELLS (Hall, '52) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

Larger and more metallic colored Hi-Time— a sort of apricot-yellow 
with no peachy undertone. The blooms are extra large, the falls 
flaring way out and then drooping gracefullv with a slight ruffle. 
Note the heavy red-orange beard. A seedling of Dolly Varden, 
considered by Hr. Hall as his finest golden apricot self, 36 
inches, well branched. HM AIS, 1952. See page 12. 


SWAN BALLET (Muhlestein, '55) Each $7.50 

Very wide and ruffled pure white, the falls flaring and lightly crinkled at the 
edges. Beard is pale yellow tipped white. Height up to 40 inches. HM AIS, 
1955; AM, 1957; Dykes Medal, 1959. See page 38. 

SWEETHEART (Hall, '59) Each $10.00 

A very large "baby-ribbon"-pink self even to the beard. Flower is full with 
very wide hafts and the petal texture is like satin. The pink beard lends an 
unusual touch which accents the purity and softness of the deli- 
cate color. This has been widely used by Mr. Hall in his breeding 
program. 30 inches. ^^^^ 

SWEET REFRAIN (Hall, '56) Each $5.00 

Here we have an addition to the popular and e\cr-incn'asinj> lis! 

of new pinks. Not only does it have more depth id i< dm ili.m 

othen introduced ii| * mum i>m >> aU.. ( , ... . <m,:h 

oi petals and width Having falls. We think Sweet Refrain is 
destined to be one of the most admired of all the pinks. Height 
3 feet, well branched and above average in size. HM AIS, 1956. 
See page 20. 



TECHNY CHIMES (Bro. Charles, '55) Each $5.00 

A gorgeous light yellow with very deep red-orange beard. From 
similar breeding as the new Garden Gold, but a different shade of 
yellow and very unlike it in form. This is certainly a striking Iris 
and the branching is a special feature. HM AIS, 1955; AM, 1957; 
tied for Dykes Medal in 1960. 36 inches. See page 43. 

THE CITADEL (Watkins, '54) Each $3.00 

Here is a seedling of the grand pure white Helen McKenzie and one 
which most critics agree will be a leader for years to come. It would 
be hard to imagine anything more nearly perfect. HM AIS, 1954; 
AM, 1959. 




THOTMES III (Kleinsorge, '50) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

Years ago we introduced Tobacco Road. Since then the Kleinsorge 
"browns" have become known and grown the world over . . . deep 
browns, pale tans, sultry blends in many hues. This one is medium 
light in tone, a smooth self of glistening golden tan with a light 
bronze beard. It is a gigantic Iris with extra broad falls and heavy 
texture. 40 inches tall. HM AIS, 1951; AM, 1953. One of the "Five 
Iris of the Year" for 1959. Shown on page 16. 

THREE OAKS (Whiting, '43) Each 75c ; 3 for $2.00 

This massive rose-pink blend opened the eyes of all the judges last 
season. Huge in size, beautifully blended tones of rose-pink and cop- 
per, and on very tall stems. Lasts over an extra long period. Height 
40 inches. HM AIS, 1945; AM, 1949. 

TOAST AN' HONEY (Kle insorge, '53) Each $3.00 

An altogether different tan and brown Iris from the originator of 
such tilings as San Antone and Thotmes III. A full and generously 
proportioned flower, with wide segments, the falls flaring and waved 
at the edges. General color is rich light golden brown, like butter and 
honey, and the falls are shaded deeper toast-brown, especially on the 
edges and near the hafts. It is of stocky build, well branched, with 
very large blooms produced on 32-inch stems. HM AIS, 1955. See 
page 13. 

TOP FAVORITE (Schreiner, '57) 

Each $5.00 

Colossal orchid-pink, derived from Pink 
Plume and Pathfinder. The beard is white 
and there is a soft overlay of amber-buff 
at the center of the flower. Color is clear 
and bright and the blossoms are ideally 
formed, flaring and ruffled at the outer 
edges. It is tall, strong and branched to 
perfection. HM AIS, 1957. 

TOP FLIGHT (Hall, '53) 

Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

A more deeply colored Temple Bells, more 
apricot than yellow. Standards and falls 
are practically the same shade but the 
beard is fiery orange-red and very thick 
and heavy. Many visitors prefer it over 
Temple Bells. Height 34 inches. HM AIS, 
1953; AM, 1955. Illustrated on page 26. 

TOP HAT (Schreiner, '54) Each $1.50 

Imagine Black Forest on a 40-inch stem, 
fully twice as large, and you have Top Hat! 
A sultry black self, with harmonious beard 
and smooth haft. HM AIS, 1954. 

TOTAL ECLIPSE (Fay, '56) Each $5.00 

A very large and tall blue-black with a 
beard which is almost black, tipped in light 
blue. This and Black Hills, the parent, will 
reach a height of almost four feet and pro- 
duce 10 or more flowers per main stem. 
Fine form, good substance and no haft 
marks. HM AIS, 1956. 

TOWN TALK (Lapham, '54) Each $3.50 

A really large flower of dull flame-red with 
smooth hafts and a heavy orange beard. 
The formal style together with the size 
f immediately attracts attention. 40 inches. 


Each $1.00; 3 for $2.50 

This very large milk-white flower is carried 
on perfectly branched, strong stems 38 
inches tall. The haft is wide and clean and 
the beard is white. Some judges regard it 
as the best of all whites. HM AIS, 1950; 
AM, 1953. 

TRANQUIL MOON (Cook, '48) 

Each 60c; 3 for $1.50 

A most novel thing with light yellow to 
deep cream standards and silvery white falls 
bordered the yellow of the standards. Hafts 
likewise shaded yellow. The falls of this 
Iris are extra wide and flare out almost flat. 
Large, thick petaled and sparkling. 36 inch- 
es tall. HM AIS, 1950. See page 58. 

TRIM (McKee, '56) Each $7.50 

A wonderful new red with an underlay of 
bronze. The blooms are large and broad in 
• all their parts, the stalks husky and well 

branched. Plant Pat. No. 1592.' HM"56. 

TRULY YOURS (Fay, '49) Each $1.50; 3 for $4.00 

The heart of this spectacular creation is bright yellow, shading off to 
almost white at the top of the standards and the bottom of the falls. 
The entire flower is ruffled and edged in lace, like Chantilly. Unopen- 
ed buds are yellow, because the under sides of the falls are yellow 
although faced white on top! Gigantic in size, 38 inches tall; very late. 
HM AIS, 1949; AM, 1951; Dykes Medal. 1953. One of the "Five Iris 
of the Year" for 1959. Shown on pages 7 and 25. 

ULTRA VIOLET (Buss, '55) Each $3.00 

Serenely beautiful deep violet self of large proportions with domed 
standards and flaring falls. The beard is violet too, and there is no 
thinning out of the color at the center. Broad petaled and perfectly 
supported on sturdy, well branched stalks. 36 inches. 

UTAH CREAM (Muhlestein, '54) Each $6.00 

As luscious as it sounds, delightfully formed, flaring, waved, heavy 
in texture. Cream is the one color which will combine with and bind 
together every other hue— reds, blues, yellows, pinks and the greens 
of the grass and foliage. This one flowers late on 36-inch stems. HM 
AIS, 1954. 

VALIMAR (Hamblen, '58) Each $10.00 

A newcomer sure to become a great favorite. Derived from Palomino, 
it is a smooth apricot-pink with a wide nasturtium-red beard. Judges 
raved over this at the 1958 American Iris Society convention in New 
York, and so will youl HM AIS, 1958; AM, 1960. 



VANITY FAIR (Hall, '51) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 

Clear medium true pink, very smooth and tailored in appear- 
ance. Near the color of Cherie, perhaps, but really does not re- 
semble it. This is almost an ideal flamingo-pink Iris, with lots 
of color, stems at least three feet in height, beautiful form and 
a very fiery tangerine beard. It is very late. Cherie x Fantasy. 
HM AIS, 1952. Illustrated on page 20. 

VENGEANCE (Craig, '56) Each $2.50 

This creamy white plicata has delicate lavender stitching or 
brush marks; the blossoms are large and delicately ruffled. Be- 
cause it produces so many flowers on its excellent stems and 
increases so rapidly its value as a garden subject is especially 
worth-while. 3 feet; early. 

VIOLET HARMONY (Lowry, '52) Each $2.00; 3 for $5.00 

Light violet in color, with a lighter patch in the center of the 
falls. Very large, of elegant form, and nicely ruffled. Winner of 
the President's Cup in 1953; Dykes Medal, 1957. See page 15. 

VIOLET HILLS (DeForesf, '56) Each $6.00 

Here is the last word in deep true violet color! The 7-inch flow- 
ers shine like taffeta, even on a rainy day, and they will take 
rain, wind, or sun. Standards, falls and beard are a uniform rich 
violet-purple, the beard is lightly tipped blue. We nominate this 
as the finest Iris of the past three years. 38 inches. HM AIS, 
1956; AM, 1958. Winner of the President's Cup, 1960. See page 53. 

WATERMELON (Waters, '54) Each $3.00 

A blending of greenish light lemon and deep watermelon-pink 
... a cut watermelon not quite ripe. Extra large, with ruffled 
petals and very heavy substance. HM AIS, 1954. 

WAXING MOON (Fay, '57) Each $7.50 

Round and full petaled very light yellow. Standards, falls and 
beard are all a uniform shade of soft, wax-like greenish ivory- 
yellow. Petals are lightly ruffled. Height 3 feet. HM AIS, 1957; 
AM, 1960. 

WEDDING BOUQUET (Butirick, '52) Each $2.00 

Looking for a white that has distinction? This ruffled newcomer 
has chartreuse buds which unfold into gorgeous pure white 
flowers leaving the unique color of the buds on the under side 
of the petals. This gives the entire blossom a hint of 
cool greenish ivory. 35 inches. HM AIS, 1952; AM, 

WENATCHEE KID (Noyd, '58) Each $15.00 
Large tan, with most striking haft markings of burnt 
sienna. The effect is that of chocolate-brown on light 
tan, and there is a greenish midrib line to add 
further distinction. 34-36 inches; rather late. 

WHIR OF LACE (Schreiner, '58) Each $12.00 

"Fragile as gossamer, lacy as a bridal veil, and snowy 
as an angel's wing"— so does the introducer describe 
this exquisite white. It is larger and taller than 
Queen's Lace, clear white rather than ivory. 34 inches. 


WHITE PALOMINO (Hall, '58) Each $6.00 

As the name would indicate, this is an exact replica of the famous 
Palomino, which was runner-up for the Dykes Medal in 1957, except 
that it is pure white. It sports the bold tangerine-red beard and cop- 
pery overlay on the haft, and the standards blend into copper at the 
base. This glowing, fiery central area is in startling contrast to the 
otherwise immaculate whiteness of the entire flower. Foliage, stem, 
size and form of flower duplicates the parent. See page 32. 
WHITE SPRITE (Cassebeer, '51) Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

A most distinct snow-white, including the beard. The flowers are 
delicately ruffled and the broad falls almost touch each other. They 
flare straight out and the standards appear as a white ruffled ball 
setting on a white plate. 36 inches. HM AIS, 1952. See page 29. 
WHOLE CLOTH (Cook, '58) Each $15.00 

This is the first of the series of new style amoenas from the garden 
of Paul Cook. Standards are pure white, the falls soft medium blue 
and the beard is practically white. Petals are broad and flaring. Few 
plants. HM AIS, 1958; AM, 1960. 
WIDE WORLD (Cook, '54) Each $5.00 

A blue and white reverse bicolor of special interest to hy- 
bridizers. Standards are pale blue deepening at the base. Falls 
are pure white and the beard is white. Large, spreading falls, 
on 40-inch stems. HM AIS. 1954. 

WINTER CARNIVAL (Schreiner, '41) 

Each 75c ; 3 for $2.00 

A fine hardy white, bred in Minnesota. Widely 
flaring falls, snow-white in color, the throat 
heavily tinted gold. Branching is excellent and 
the stout stems hold the big blooms well aloft. 
This is one of our best whites. HM AIS, 1942. 

WONDERMENT (Cook, '58 Each $12.00 

Iris breeders throughout the world have been 
agog over the progenitor crosses in the Indiana 
garden of Paul Cook. This is one of his series 
with white standards and blue falls, in this 
case a stain of blue rather than a solid color 
or pattern. The beard is chrome-yellow. Large 
and flaring. 36 inches. HM AIS, 1958. 

ZANTHA (Fay, '47) Each $1 .00; 3 for $2.50 

A very large deep yellow self, clear and clean, 
with a rich yellow beard and no haft markings. 
Perfection in form, tailored and flaring, the 
3-foot stems widely branched. This Iris won 
the President's Cup in 1947. HM AIS, 1947; 
AM, 1952. Usually the first tall bearded Iris 
to bloom. 

ZEBRA (Pallida variegata) 

Each 75c; 3 for $2.00 

The only Iris with leaves striped creamy yel- 
low and green. Excellent for a foliage accent 
in the border and, as shown on this page, it 
lends itself particularly well in some types of 
flower arrangements. Bears lavender-blue blos- 
soms but its chief value lies in its novel foliage. 

ZOMBIE (Craig, '57) Each $20.00 

A seedling of the famous Bang, dark and 
mysterious, an inky, blackish red. Big, flaring 
flowers on 36-inch stems, rather late. 


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Allen Garden, Memphis, Tenn. 

Dave Hairs 

Plus One Red-Bearded 

Everybody is Talking 

White FREE 

about these brand new lusciously colored Iris with the deep red-orange 

beards. Their parentage includes the very best and most distinct 

new Hall pinks and apricots such as Happy Birthday, Palomino, May Hall, 

Sweetheart, Lynn Hall, Annette, Spring Festival and Blush Pink. 

What is a "Seedling"? It is just the same as any other Iris, except 

that it has not been named. Rhizomes are full size, have bloomed 

and should bloom well for you next spring. 

Flowers shown here were selected at random to indicate wide range 
of shades and shapes you will get. While it is not possible for us 
to fill orders for any certain blossoms, 
you may be sure that you will 
be delighted with all 
of them.